Nepal to soon get internet services from China, India’s monopoly to end: Report

China linking Nepal with optical fibre cables is seen as yet another attempt to ratchet up its presence in the south Asia region challenging India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published:July 13, 2017 4:22 pm
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Nepal is scheduled to get Chinese internet services from August ending India’s monopoly over the same, a Nepali daily reported. Currently, the tiny Himalayan country accesses internet using Indian bandwidth through Bhairahawa, Birgunj and Biratnagar. English-language daily Republica reported that with Chinese firms offering services, Nepali people will now have alternatives to choose from alongside Indian firms.

The work of laying optical fiber on the Chinese side had been halted after a ‘worker collapsed due to high altitude sickness.’

“The work has resumed in full pace since the last week and if things go as per the plan, Nepal will be connected with the Chinese Internet from the beginning of August,” Shobhan Adhikari, a deputy spokesperson for the Nepal Telecom (NT) told Republica.

The work of laying the optical fiber should have been completed by May if not for an avalanche on the Chinese side that halted operations.

“After the disruption of work by avalanche at the altitude of 4,000 meters on the Chinese side, the optical fiber was laid through an alternative route. According to the Chinese company, the new route is almost 20 kilometers longer. The sudden change in the plan has delayed the project by almost a month,” Adhikari was quoted saying.

The locals would not face any hurdles in accessing Google and social networks such as Facebook and Twitter as the country is planning to buy bandwidth from Hong Kong instead of mainland China.

China linking Nepal with optical fibre cables is seen as yet another attempt to ratchet up its presence in the south Asia region challenging India. India has already made its opposition clear to the economic corridor it is building in Pakistan-occupied-Kashmir (PoK) apart from the Belt and Road Initiative.

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    Anjan
    Jul 15, 2017 at 10:14 am
    comment section filled with fools...grow up
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      DJ
      Jul 13, 2017 at 9:54 pm
      Why allow Nepali citizens to get Indian jobs? If Nepal is behaving this way India should enforce work visas for them. Let them go and work in China.
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        K. K.
        Jul 14, 2017 at 7:45 am
        ery good suggestion. But will the Brown Sahibs of Delhi understand this, is doubtful
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        Kamal Pasha
        Jul 13, 2017 at 9:29 pm
        Poor Modi. He is being isolated by every country. The silence of Congress is killing Feku at every corner. Silence of Congress at present is their big power.
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          romi
          Jul 13, 2017 at 9:12 pm
          Who cares if Nepal uses indian internet or china ?? infact Nepal is exposing its internet traffic to china its non issue why so much fuss
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            Raj Parwani
            Jul 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
            Nepal is the latest pearl in China's string of pearls that are encircling India, look at the situation right now, China encircled India from West by nuclear capable Pakistan, from south by Sri Lanka, from East by Bangladesh and Mianmar and from north by Nepeal and China itself, on top of access to Indian ocean it has through Gawadar and Djabouti. This is a nightmare situation for any military planner, India needs to wake up and start negotiating with Pakistan on Kashmir to defuse situation at least on one border otherwise it's a doomsday scenario for India. Modi should avoid the policy of isolating Pakistan cause it's counter productive, India needs to have atleast one safe border.
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              Patiala Khap
              Jul 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
              This encirclement theory is complete bull invented by the west to put wedge between India and China.
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                Patiala Khap
                Jul 14, 2017 at 1:10 pm
                Sorry bull .
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                Sumita
                Jul 13, 2017 at 8:18 pm
                Indian internet speed is the slowest in the world. Let Nepalese enjoy the real internet not the 1 Mbps speed the actual speed is much less. If Nepal aligns with China it will know what is world class. For Nepal it is win win.
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                  vikas
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 9:13 pm
                  What about censorship? Are they going to get full news of the world or what china want them to see.
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                    Kamal Pasha
                    Jul 13, 2017 at 9:32 pm
                    Vikas : You Indians always worry without invitations about other countries. Take care of your own backyard.
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                  Murthy
                  Jul 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm
                  India has one of the most prolific brahmin intelligence in the IT sector. Our senior brahmins foresaw such intrusion from P a k China long long long back and appointed brahmins in all top positions of the IT industry and have them recruit only clerically and snoppingly competent brahmin piglets as employees. So don't worry at all. Over and above our TOILET SNOOPING NTRO is very competent to snoop all TOILETS IN NEPAL. NTRO has tremendous experience by practicing TOILET SNOOPING OF THEIR OWN WOMEN EMPLOYEES IN THEIR OWN TOILETS AND ENJOYING WHAT THEIR WOMEN EMPLOYEES DO IN THEIR TOILETS FROM THEIR DESK COMPUTERS. See how tax money is very vicely spent!
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                    Rahul
                    Jul 13, 2017 at 8:33 pm
                    Put some burnol on your half-cut, paki...no matter what assumed names you use, your aukat comes through :)
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                      romi
                      Jul 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm
                      cutlet afraid to mention mussy id ?? I don't understand why these p a k I s have fixation for Brahmin ?? after over six decades they still regard muslims that went from india to p a k as mujajirs ( refuges ) before trying find faults in other nations - fix your own problems
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                      Nathan Sasolian
                      Jul 13, 2017 at 7:36 pm
                      Nepal's independence is a security hazard for India. It needs to be Sikkimized....sooner the better before these traitors among Hindus bring ruin to their own kind.
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                        L bhadrapati Devi
                        Jul 13, 2017 at 7:58 pm
                        Don't comment in disguise. India doesn't have reservation on use if Chinese internet by Nepal. Creating more distrust between Nepalese and India by mentioning Sikkim episode is really disturbing.
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                          Nathan Sasolian
                          Jul 13, 2017 at 8:20 pm
                          Nepal should have never been allowed to be an independent country in first place. If Nepalese have no empathy with Tibet, they should not expect any from their southern border. Plus. Nepal as part of democratic state will ensure better welfare of Nepalis who are culturally, racially , spiritually and linguistically indistinguishable from other Indians.
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