Nepal vs India: A Geopolitical Quarrel

[Faseeha Hashmi] On May 8, a territorial dispute erupted between India and Nepal following Delhi’s virtual inauguration of a Himalayan road link through the disputed area of Kapalani. This great natural barrier, which divides the two neighbours, is set to host a geopolitical showdown over the region’s precious natural resources. Rich in culture, and known as the country with the world’s third-largest ice-deposits, Nepal’s pristine environment is the origin of many major Asian rivers. However, the region’s ecosystem is under threat in the face of an increasing amount of human activity, with the Himalayas presently experiencing the brunt of climate change.