Nepal Clears "New Map" 

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News : Nepal's Cabinet has endorsed a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura under its territory, amidst a border dispute with India. 

  • The Lipulekh pass is a far western point near Kalapani, an alleged "disputed" border area between Nepal and India.  
  • Both India and Nepal claim Kalapani as an integral part of their territory - India as part of Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh district and Nepal as part of Dharchula district.  
  • The "new map" includes India's 335-km land area including Limpiyadhura in Nepalese territory.  
  • India has said that the recently-inaugurated road section in Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand lies completely within its territory.Following the road inauguration, the Nepal government released a press note stating that the eastern area from Mahakali River belongs to Nepal as per the Sugauli Treaty, 1816.  
  • But the Indian government said that it had constructed the road in its own territory.  
  • A few days later, the Indian Army chief General M.M. Naravane accused Nepal of acting ‘at the behest of someone else,’ a thinly veiled reference to China. 
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