Sam Cowan

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Sam Cowan is a retired British general who knows Nepal well through his British Gurkha connections and extensive trekking in the country over many years.

The Indian checkposts, Lipu Lekh, and Kalapani

A resolution to the disputed territory along Nepal’s northern boundary will come only when India and China agree to demarcate their border

Who will guard the guards themselves?

What the earthquake revealed about the state of civil-military relations in Nepal

The maharaja and the monarch

Two visits to the United Kingdom in different eras

The maharaja and the monarch

Two visits to the United Kingdom in different eras

Prisoners of war

New research looks into Chinese treatment of Indian Army Gorkha prisoners during the 1962 Sino-Indian War

Raid into Tibet

New research reveals high-level tensions in Kathmandu after the 1964 Khampa raid against the Chinese