Impact of the rise of Taliban on ‘India Nepal relations’

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Impact of the rise of Taliban on India Nepal relation

The recent return of Taliban to power in Afghanistan could present a variety of security challenges for India, including insurgency through the Nepal border, terrorism-related security concerns for India.

India and Nepal:

India shares a 1751 km long border with Nepal and the states of Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, West Bengal and Sikkim share their borders with Nepal.

The rivers of Nepal undoubtedly make the natural landscape of the mountainous nation beautiful.

Karnal River: The Karnal River is one of the longest rivers of Nepal which originates from the Tibetan Plateau near Lake Mansarovar.

Koshi River: Koshi River is known as Saptakoshi because of its seven main tributaries. After entering India, Koshi River is also called the Sorrow of Bihar. Tamakoshi, Likhu Khola, Indravati rivers are some other tributaries of Koshi.

Gandaki River: Gandaki River is known as Narayani in Nepal. The Gandaki river basin lies between the Karnali basin in the west and the Kosi river system in the east. The Gandaki leaves the Himalayas and flows in a south-westerly direction and enters India. It flows through the districts of Maharajganj and Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh and drains into the Ganges.

Kali River: Kali River originates from a place called Kalapani located in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. The Kali River reaches the plains of Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh and is known as the Sharda River. The Kali River forms India’s eastern border with Nepal where it is called the Mahakali River.

Source – The Hindu

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