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The BRO project in Uttarakhand will now allow pilgrims to travel to Lipulekh Pass by road | ANI | Twitter

Nepal wants India to settle Lipulekh border issue before talks on new Kailash Mansarovar road

India Friday had inaugurated a new link road to Lipulekh Pass, located on the India-China border, that cuts the travel time by three days for pilgrims headed to Kailash Mansarovar.
The BRO project in Uttarakhand will now allow pilgrims to travel to Lipulekh Pass by road | ANI | Twitter

New road to Kailash Mansarovar via Lipulekh Pass and why Nepal is objecting to it

In episode 466 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the geopolitics of the routes to Kailash Mansarovar and the Lipulekh Pass.
The BRO project in Uttarakhand will now allow pilgrims to travel to Lipulekh Pass by road | ANI | Twitter

Nepal objects to India’s ‘unilateral’ opening of link road to Kailash Mansarovar

Nepal's Foreign Ministry said India's construction of the road breached the understanding between the countries on border issues.
lab technician or doctor handles a test tube

3 Indian nationals, visiting Nepal for religious gathering, test positive for Covid-19

The three were reportedly staying at a mosque in Birgunj on the India-Nepal border for a religious gathering attended by hundreds.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli | PTI

Nepal extends Covid-19 lockdown till 15 April

The decision to extend the lockdown was taken at a Cabinet meeting after the first local transmission case of Covid-19 was confirmed in Western Nepal Friday.
A thermal screening device checks passengers arriving in India from China, in view of the coronavirus outbreak, at Delhi international airport | PTI Photo

Govt steps up vigil along border after Nepal confirms one case of coronavirus

As of Sunday, 29,707 passengers who arrived in India were screened for symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection.
Kalapani

India says it hasn’t revised boundaries with Nepal in new maps

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.
Supreme Court of Nepal

Nepal top court seeks original map exchanged with India while hearing plea on Kalapani issue

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.
PM Modi in Kathmandu

India refuses to meet Nepal PM’s special envoy to discuss Kalapani row amid souring ties

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.
Kalapani

Nepal upset as India’s new map depicts disputed Kalapani as part of Uttarakhand

As Nepal insists on resolving border issues through diplomatic channels, India says new map hasn’t revised the boundary and delineation exercise will go on.

On Camera

The Servant of Sahibs | Source: Sandeep Krishnan

Ghulam Rassul Galwan — The man who named the Galwan river, the site of India-China stand-off

It was unusual in the 19th century for rivers to be named after their regional discoverers. But Galwan, and his love for exploration, stood out.

Inter-state movement curbs: Are Indian states being paranoid or practical during Covid?

Karnataka CM B.S. Yediyurappa has said there is no ban on flights and trains to the state, a day after after his govt banned flights from certain states after a spike in Covid cases.

Defence

An army convoy moving towards the Zojilla pass, in Drass, Ladakh on 28 May 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Chinese troops blacktopping track in disputed ‘finger’ area in Ladakh amid border tensions

The fresh Chinese construction activity is happening around Finger 4 in Pangong lake area. China also blocked the route of Indian patrol teams in the disputed region.

The Chinese are so predictable, Modi & Shah should’ve seen them coming on 5 August 2019

India should’ve anticipated the Chinese appearance in Ladakh, even the timing of it, when the status of Jammu & Kashmir was changed.