However, India used these carrots after marginalizing the
terrorists, encouraging a political dialogue, and
rebuilding the local economy. In Nepalís case, Gnanendra is far from subjugating the terrorists,
alienated the entire political spectrum, and does not
have enough money to fund an economic resurgence.
Therefore, this program is ill suited to Nepal at this
During the visit of the US President George Bush to India,
the two countries issued a joint statement advocating
democracy and renunciation of violence. While India is
compelled not to reject the Maoists because of
domestic political compulsions from its communist
allies, the US minced no words saying that they did
not trust the Maoist agenda.
India will be the biggest loser if the Maoists over-run the
Royal Nepal Army (RNA), as it will bring China to its
doorstep without the current easement. Furthermore,
the Maoists are already linking and training the
Indian Naxal movement. With no RNA to engage, they
will surely add more to their support infrastructure
to their Indian version that is creating a rot of the
nation from the inside.
Indian Naxal terrorists hijacked a train in Jharkhand for 12
hours but did not harm any of the 100-odd passengers
within. Travelers say that two youth pulled the chain
in a densely forested area so the terrorists could
commandeer the train. Terrorists jumped the driver and
security guard confiscating their walkie-talkies and
cutting off all communication. The terrorists
retreated when security forces arrived to take over
the train. This is the first time that any group has
taken over a Government run entity in a non-disturbed
area like Kashmir.
India is already losing the diplomacy war where China and
Pakistan have stepped in to help Gnanendra when India
has even refused to see the King. While Indian
intentions may be honorable to want the restoration of
democracy, the broader compromise of regional security
is something that it cannot afford.