Thursday, 19 May, 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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Chinese President Xi Jinping | Representational image| kremlin.ru

Chinese economy is feeling the heat. Blame Xi’s political Lysenkoism, vaccination policy

Smarting from the failures of his Great Leap Forward campaign, which hit the economy hard, Mao launched the 1962 war with India to rally the nation behind him.
Congress supporters staged a protest against inflation in Ranchi on 10 May | ANI

As inflation breaks records, Modi govt plans to counter criticism ahead of anniversary & polls

While retail inflation hit an 8-year high of 7.8% in April, wholesale inflation surged to a 9-year high of 15.08% on the back of elevated food and energy prices in the same month.

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Satellite image of the development on the site | Twitter | @detresfa_

China building ‘bigger, broader’ 2nd bridge at Pangong Tso that can carry armoured columns

China's People's Liberation Army aims for multiple routes to counter any possible operations by the Indian forces on the southern banks of the Pangong Tso in the future.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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