Prime minister of Nepal, K P Sharma Oli, said that Lipulekh, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani belong to Nepal and vowed to reclaim these three places from India through various diplomatic and political efforts. The country’s new political map shows the three places in Nepalese territory.
In his speech at the parliament, PM Oli claimed that the three areas belonged to Nepal and India has turned it into a disputed area by deploying its army in the region. Nepalese citizens were barred from going to these three areas.
“India has deployed its troops in Kalapani since 1962 and our rulers in the past hesitated to raise the issue, We will reclaim and get them back,” said PM Oli.
These remarks came just a day after his cabinet released a new political map showing the three areas under Nepal’s territory. Foreign minister of Nepal Pradeep Kumar Gyawali stated that the new political map will soon be made public by the Ministry of land Management.
Earlier last week, Gyawali summoned Indian Ambassador Vinay Mohan Kwatra and handed him a diplomatic note to protest against the construction of a road connecting the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand.
The tension further escalated when India opened a new link road connecting Kailash Mansarovar in Tibet, China passing through a territory that belongs to Nepal.