State Partnership Program (SPP) in Nepal: EXPLAINED!

June 20, 2022

The US government’s State Partnership Program (SPP) in Nepal has now raised some serious questions over Nepal’s civilian and military diplomacy.

Even the US embassy in Kathmandu has made it clear that Nepal first applied for the SPP in 2015 and then in 2017 before Washington accepted the requests in 2019.

From 2015 to 2019, all the major parties—the CPN-UML, the Moist Centre, and the Nepali Congress—have been in power, and they are now blaming each other for leading Nepal to join the SPP.