Nepal published its revised ‘political and administrative map’ incorporating the frontiers of Lipulek-Kalapani-Limpiyadhura in May this year. The map has been approved through parliamentary voting unanimously to pave the way for replacing Nepal’s map in the national emblem with the country’s revised map. It has been authenticated by the office of the president. Ever since, the new map is in official use.
When you have facts and historical evidence on your side for a piece of land that actually belongs to you, there should be no dispute on who that land belongs to. Strangely, Nepal has had to face this situation for over sixty years for over 380 square kilometres of Nepali land, which its southern neighbour claims as its own and some places of which it has been occupying as well. The Limpiyadhura-Lipu Lekh-Kalapani region in Nepal's western frontier has remained a seed of occasional discord between Nepal and India for many years now. Nepali side has always stood for resolving the issue through diplomatic and bilateral negotiations. The Indian side has not been very forthcoming about it.
The government of Nepal recently endorsed a new political map of Nepal by including the Limpiadhura region. This move came days after the government of India inaugurated a road linking India to Tibet of China through Lipulek, which forms part of the Limpiadhura region.
KATHMANDU, May 10: Lawmakers have demanded that the government provide information regarding its preparations to tackle the issue of the construction of a link road by the southern neighbor India upto Tibet through the Nepali territory of Lipulekh.
KATHMANDU, March 22: The government has announced that all types of passenger movement would be suspended through the Nepal-India and Nepal-China border points from tomorrow morning to prevent the spread of coronavirus.
Indian officials often complain, in conversations with Nepali media, that despite doing so much for Nepal, Nepalis still hold anti-India sentiments. At times, they tend to suggest that Nepal has been an ungrateful neighbor. No doubt, with India, Nepal has had historical cultural, social and people-to-people ties.
KATHMANDU, Sept 10: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi jointly inaugurated the Motihari—Amalekhgunj cross-border petroleum pipeline via a video conference from their respective offices on Tuesday afternoon.
KATHMANDU, June 22: India's Ministry of External Affairs has said that there are discussions taking place between India and Nepal to hold the fifth Joint Commission Meeting at the foreign minister level.
NEW DELHI, March 27: Nepal and China may be getting closer for mutual economic and trade gains but their emerging relationship is "not at all at the cost of India", Nepal's Ambassador to India Nilambar Acharya said Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 20: India and Nepal are all set to sign an agreement to cooperate on biodiversity conservation, including the transboundary conservation of species like the Indian rhino (Rhinoceros unicornis), Bengal tiger (Panthera tigris) and Asian elephant (Elephas maximus), Indian media reported on Tuesday.
KATHMANDU, Feb 16: The Indian government on Friday introduced transshipment procedure using the Electronic Cargo Tracking System, a new procedure facilitating the transport of Nepal bound transit containers from Kolkata/Haldia port.