KATHMANDU: Nepal has objected to a brand new map launched by India that locations the disputed space of Kalapani inside Delhi’s borders, saying it was “clear” the territory belonged to Kathmandu.
On Saturday, India launched the brand new map following its determination to separate occupied Kashmir into two administrative territories.
On the map, India’s border cuts into Kalapani, lengthy a supply of competition between the 2 international locations, significantly as a result of Indian troops have been deployed within the space for greater than 50 years.
Nepal “is dedicated to defending its worldwide border,” the overseas ministry stated in an announcement on Wednesday.
“Any border-related subject regarding the 2 pleasant international locations must be resolved via diplomatic channels on the premise of historic paperwork and proof.”
“The Nepal authorities won’t settle for any unilateral determination,” it added.
An 1816 treaty established Nepal’s western boundary with India alongside the Kali River, however border disputes have arisen over a discrepancy between the 2 sides over the place the supply of the river is situated.
Rajan Bhattarai, the overseas relations advisor to Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, stated an answer could be sought via talks.
“We’ve got to confirm the authenticity of the map and look at the borderline from our involved authorities and consultants.
Then we are going to begin talks utilizing our diplomatic channels,” Bhattarai stated.
In the meantime, Pakistan had additionally rejected the political map displaying IOK inside the territorial jurisdiction of India as “incorrect, legally untenable, void and in full violation of the related United Nations Safety Council resolutions”.