09 November, 2019
4 Min Read
Syllabus subtopic: India and its neighbourhood- relations.
News: Nepal government has strongly objected to the inclusion of ‘Kalapani’ under the Indian Territory as per the newly released political map of India.
Prelims focus: Location of Kalapani.
Mains focus: About the dispute, India’s concerns and solutions.
Where is it located?
Nepal claims that the river located towards the west of the territory is the main Kali river and thus it falls in its territory, India claims a ridgeline towards the east of the Kalapani territory and hence, includes it in the Indian Union.
Genesis of the dispute:
While the two countries have made a lot of headway in ties, sensitive issues such as border need to be handled carefully and New Delhi has to be mindful of Nepal’s concerns.
Source: The Hindu
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