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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.
In episode 466 of #CutTheClutter, Shekhar Gupta explains the geopolitics of the routes to Kailash Mansarovar and the Lipulekh Pass.
Nepal's Foreign Ministry said India's construction of the road breached the understanding between the countries on border issues.
The three were reportedly staying at a mosque in Birgunj on the India-Nepal border for a religious gathering attended by hundreds.
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.
As of Sunday, 29,707 passengers who arrived in India were screened for symptoms of the novel coronavirus infection.
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.
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.