Nepal - India Cross Border Relations in the Contemporary Context

Posted by : CESIF Nepal


Date : 2022-10-03

The research studies included in this series were carried out in Nepal’s 20 southern bordering districts during January 2021-July 2022 by a group of researchers from CESIF in collaboration with the local consultants in bordering districts with India. The CESIF researchers extensively engaged and interviewed a large number of experts at Nepal’s federal capital, Kathmandu and in various provinces and districts including the federal and provincial ministers, politicians, members of parliament, bureaucrats, thematic experts and opinion leaders, border experts, security forces, local governments, businessmen, academicians, civil society, customs and immigration officers, border side communities and representatives of other government agencies engaged in border management among others. Household surveys in the bordering districts with India and personal observation of researchers in the study districts remained a crucial part of the researches to understand the changing perception and dynamics of the Nepal-India border, the trends and patterns of Nepal-India migration and issues surrounding crossborder people to people ties. Moreover, a number of province level consultation meetings were held to discuss changing trends in Nepal-India relations in Province 1, Madhes Province and Sudurpaschim province throughout the study period.