Akhilesh Upadhyay is Editor-in-Chief of The Kathmandu Post in Kathmandu, Nepal. He tweets @akhileshU
The Indian PM's popularity, particularly among young Nepalis, has hit a low. #BlockadeWasCrimeMrModi has been trending in the Nepali Twittersphere the last few days.
Secure in his home turf, Nepal’s new Prime Minister K P Oli is intent on projecting a confident Nepal. He arrives in Delhi on Friday
KP Oli is also expected to reach out to India to develop some high profile infrastructure projects like Arun 3 and Pancheswar power projects.
While India’s stated (and strong) opposition to BRI is that CPEC runs through the disputed Kashmir region, its nervousness runs deeper than that.