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Nepal approves new political map including Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

Kathmandu. Nepal Government approves a new political map of the country that includes Lipulekh, Kalapani, Limpiyadhura as its own. The Nepal government will publicise new political map incorporating these territories.

Last week Nepali President addressing the joint session of the Parliament said new maps of the country will be published that will show all areas including Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.

Kathmandu raised the chorus over the issue earlier this month when Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated a new road from Dharchula to Lipulekh so as to reduce the time taken for Kailash Mansarovar pilgrimage. 

Following the development, Indian envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra was called by Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali to raise the matter.

India has clarified to Nepal on Lipulekh that the recently inaugurated road section in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand lies completely within the territory of India.

The ongoing dispute is not new and dates back to 1816 when under the Treaty of Sugauli, King of Nepal and British did including Kalapani and Lipulekh. 

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