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.
Changing global and regional trends demand that Nepal create a security framework and overhaul the security sector by restructuring security forces and identifying other agencies that are essential to address threats and challenges.
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.