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Indo- Nepal border issue

Topics Covered: India and its neighbourhood- relations.

Indo- Nepal border issue:

Why in News?

After months of simmering dispute with India over the Kalapani issue, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli recently indicated a softer line when he used an old map of Nepal to greet everyone on the festival of Vijaya Dashami.

  • The old map does not show the region of Kalapani-Lipulekh-Limpiyadhura, which is part of India’s Pithoragarh district.

What’s the issue?

Kalapani is shown as part of Nepalese sovereign territory in the new map, which was unveiled on May 20, and made part of the insignia of the Nepalese state by an amendment on June 13.

Where is Kalapani located?

Located in the easternmost corner of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.

Shares a border on the north with the Tibet Autonomous Region of China and Nepal in the east and south.

It is wedged in between Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.


Prelims Link:

  1. Where is lipulekh?
  2. Source of Kali river.
  3. India and Nepal border.
  4. Where is Kalapani?
  5. Routes to MT KAILASH and Mansarovar.
  6. Rivers passing through China and India.

Sources: the Hindu.