India urges Nepal to create a positive environment for dialogue
Spokesperson of India’s ministry of external affaires Anurag Srivastava said that Nepal’s leadership should create a positive environment for talks to resolve the border dispute.
Speaking at a regular press conference of the Ministry, he said that Nepal’s leadership should create a positive environment for dialogue. He said that Nepal’s claim over Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpuyadhara areas was not based on historical facts and evidence, adding that Nepal should respect India’s sovereignty and geographical integrity.
He also claimed that the disputed territory of Nepal belongs to India. Stating that Nepal has acted against the bilateral agreement to resolve the border dispute through diplomatic talks, he also responded by rejecting the new map of Nepal.
On Wednesday, Nepal released a new political and administrative map covering the Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura areas within the border. Expressing the view that Nepal has artificially expanded its territory, Srivastava said that India would reject it.
Two days after the cabinet approved it, the government of Nepal formally unveiled the map of Lipulek, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.