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If India Isn't Careful, China Could Capitalise On Nepal Impasse

There is a growing resentment against India among the ordinary people of Nepal. This resentment stems from the non-availability of essential supplies, especially petroleum products, as a result of the blockade by Madhesis at the India- Nepal border, believed by the Nepalese government to have been engineered by India. In response, Nepal has signed a deal with China for oil and has ended India's four-decade-long monopoly. This has wider implications for India.

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