Nepalese analysts say King Mahendra feared that India would take military action to seize the Kalapani region by force to secure the mountain pass. He reached an agreement with Delhi and handed over the region to India for security reasons. According to another interpretation signed by Kanak Mani Dixit, India, preoccupied with aggressive China in the 1950s, led the King of Nepal to accept a proposal to deploy 18 military outposts along Nepal`s northern border. . . .