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China’s interest in Nepal is over a decade old, but the watershed moment was the 2015 Madhesi agitation and blockade, which was viewed as being India-backed.
In interview to ThePrint, Bishnu Rijal of Nepal Communist Party says entire Kalapani belongs to Nepal and that while China has agreed to talk on the issue, India hasn't.
Official says India offered to hold foreign secretary-level talks before bill to amend Nepal’s constitution to reflect the new map was tabled in its parliament.
Addressing his country's parliament, Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli said ‘our territory should be returned’, referring to the disputed Kalapani region.
After receiving support from the opposition Nepali Congress, K.P. Sharma Oli’s govt has moved an amendment to reflect its new map in the national emblem.
Nepal opens up new front as its map now shows three disputed areas in its territory, a day after PM Oli says ‘Indian virus’ is leading to Covid spike.
Manisha Koirala replied to Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali's tweet informing inclusion of Kalapani and Lipulekh in the country's official map.
In November, Nepal had raised objections saying the Kalapani area lies within Nepal's boundary after India reportedly showed the region as part of its territory.
The Nepal Supreme Court sought the map exchanged during the signing of the Sugauli Treaty in 1816 amid fresh contention that India has revised the borders.
Special envoy Madhav Kumar Nepal was expected to visit India on 4-5 December & wanted to meet PM Narendra Modi to discuss the festering border dispute.
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