Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicLipulekh pass

Topic: Lipulekh pass

Foreign Secretary Shringla in Nepal to ‘take ties forward’ after low point of Kalapani row

Kalapani-Lipulekh border issue is on the agenda as Harsh V. Shringla meets Nepalese PM & foreign minister. Visit comes amid pro-monarchy protests in Nepal.

India-Nepal friction casts shadow on proposed Pancheshwar multipurpose dam project

The project first conceived 24 years ago in 1996, had picked up pace in 2014 after the Narendra Modi-led NDA government came to power.

Kathmandu has reservations with China also on Lipulekh, Kalapani: Nepal ruling party leader

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.

India will sort out ‘misunderstanding’ with Nepal through dialogue, says Rajnath Singh

In a virtual rally for Uttarakhand, the defence minister asserted that no power can break ties between the two countries, days after Nepal cleared a disputed new map.

Indian Army chief says ties will remain strong, hours before Nepal votes on controversial map

Army chief General Naravane had earlier said Nepal was ratcheting up Lipulekh border issue at the behest of 'someone else', insinuating Chinese interference.

Oli now says India has ‘encroached’ Nepal’s territory since 1962, should return it

Addressing his country's parliament, Nepal PM K.P. Sharma Oli said ‘our territory should be returned’, referring to the disputed Kalapani region.

New map ‘lifeline’ for PM Oli who came to power riding anti-India nationalism: Ex-envoy Rae

Speaking to ThePrint’s National and Strategic Affairs Editor Jyoti Malhotra, former ambassador Ranjit Rae says Oli has been able to ‘whip up anti-India sentiment’ to consolidate his position in Nepal Communist Party.

Nepal govt tables constitutional amendment bill over new map, plans talks with India

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 in regular touch with India over map row, date for talks not fixed yet: Minister Gyawali

Nepal Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali said at a parliamentary committee they’re in constant touch with India as ‘we want to resolve the issue through diplomatic means’.

Indian traders to skip annual border trade with China via Lipulekh pass due to Covid-19

Border trade between the countries resumed in 1992 after remaining suspended for decades after the 1962 India-China War and takes place between June-October every year.

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Modi govt asked by sanction-hit Russia for parts for key sectors, says report

Moscow has sent India a list of over 500 products including parts for cars, aircraft and trains for delivery as sanctions squeeze Russia's ability to keep vital industries running.

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Modi govt moves with Arunachal Frontier Highway, among India’s ‘toughest’ projects yet, China in mind

The 2,000 km-long highway will be of strategic importance to military. Same equipment used on other side of LAC being deployed to carry out work on tough terrain, say officials.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.