India and China’s geopolitics at play amidst Nepal’s ruins -Globe and Mail

Standard

The earthquake in Nepal last week killed at least 5,800 people. As Nepal struggles to recover, it also “finds itself jammed between India and China in the geopolitical sense. Like the Himalayas themselves, Nepal lies between the two hulking giants of Asia that, from the days of Mao and Nehru, have historically had competing ideological visions for how to lead the poorer parts of the continent toward economic and political development.” Not surprisingly, both India and China are using the opportunity to try to extend their influence in the country. Once again, humanitarian aid has a political purpose.

http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/india-and-chinas-geopolitics-at-play-amidst-nepals-ruins/article24201619/