Tuesday, March 28, 2017

200 years of Britain-Nepal bilateral relations

200 years of Britain-Nepal bilateral relations:

NEPAL, the oldest country in South Asia celebrates 200 years of special relationship with Britain. Interestingly, Nepal-Britain linkup (1816 AD) is at least 90 years older than any other countries in South Asia today.

Below is the list of other countries in South Asia and the date they were organised as a country (as we see today):

  1. Bhutan - 1907, governed in present form. History dates back to 17th century
  2. Afghanistan - 1919, recognised year (formed around 1709)
  3. India - 1947, formed after dissolution of East India Company
  4. Pakistan - 1947, formed after dissolution of East India Company
  5. Sri lanka - 1948, Independence from Britain
  6. Maldives, 1965, Independence from Britain
  7. Bangladesh - 1971, constituted as a new country (separated from Pakistan)