Nepal strongly objects to India's new political map that has placed Kalapani inside Indian borders: MoFA
November 6, 2019 06:01 PM NPT
KATHMANDU, Nov 6: Nepal has strongly objected to a recently-unveiled political map by the Indian government that has placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside Indian borders.
Four days after the Indian Home Ministry released the political map placing Nepali territory Kalapani inside Indian borders after creating Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh as its union territories, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs asserted on Wednesday that Kalapani is an integral part of Nepal.
"The Nepal government firmly believes that the Kalapani is a part of Nepal," read a press statement issued by the ministry.
The ministry said that any unilateral actions along the Nepal-India border will be unacceptable to the Nepal government since the foreign secretaries of the two countries have already been assigned by the Nepal-India Joint Commission to find a solution on the unresolved border disputes in consultation with the border experts.
"The remaining issues related to the border should be resolved in bilateral consensus and any unilateral actions will be unacceptable to the Nepal government," the press statement said.
It said that the government's attention has been drawn towards the media reports and comments over Nepali territory Kalapani while relating it with the new Indian political map.
"The Nepal government is committed to protecting the country's external borders and it is determined on its principled position that such border disputes with the neighboring countries should be resolved through diplomatic channels after assessing the historical documents, facts, and evidence," the ministry added.