Nepal must be prepared to face a national security issue. Is the country prepared for a crisis that may be inevitable? Cheerful news stories in the media about a rise in Gross Domestic Product and the country securing the third position in the Sustainable Development Goals index among South Asian countries have brought smiles all around, but a close look at reality proves disturbing.
Transformation and transparency appear to be in the minds of many in the security forces, especially the Nepal Army (NA).Security is interrelated with the country’s location and relations with other countries.
Nepal’s geopolitical significance in and beyond the South Asian region can be viewed from two focal dimensions—one, Tibet of China, and, two, the Himalaya as the boundary marking India’s physical security.
The regional and domestic challenges that Nepal has confronted in recent years clearly confirm that applying the correct method for a favourable transition is key to making democracy, stability and economic feasibility a lasting reality.