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New Delhi: In mid of a cold war between India and Nepal, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Nepal Pradeep Gyawali said that they have again asked India to formally start the diplomatic negotiation to settle the disputes between the two countries. Through political statements and diplomatic notes, Nepal had opposed India’s 8th edition of the political map said Gyawali.

However, India did not respond. Gyawali said that back in November 2019, when India had published its 8th edition of the political map it comprised Nepal’s territory of Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura. On this, Nepal had opposed the map. The tension between the two-nation started when Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km long strategically crucial road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8. Nepal claimed that it passed through Nepal’s territory. 

However, India rejected the claims by stating that the road was completely within its territory and warned the country to not resort to any false enlargement of territorial claims.


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