Nepal ‘2nd peaceful nation’ in South Asia

Nepal has found the second spot after Bhutan as the most peaceful country in South Asia in the latest Global Peace Index (GPI) released late on Tuesday. The study, conducted by the Australia and US-based Institute for Economics and Peace (IEP), has ranked Nepal in the 80th place after Bhutan among the 158 nations it took into account. While India figures much behind, in the 142nd position, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Pakistan have been ranked 103rd, 91st and 149th among the countries respectively.