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Greater Nepal In Quest Of Boundary | India’s new political map places disputed territory of Kalapani inside its own borders on November 2, 2019

Greater Nepal In Quest Of BoundaryIndia’s new political map places disputed territory of Kalapani inside its own borders on November 2, 2019Nepal has long claimed Kalapani as part of its territory as per the Sugauli Treaty signed between Nepal and the then East India Company.



India's new political map (left) includes the disputed territory of Kalapani. Nepal's official map (right) also shows Kalapani inside its border. Map images via India's Home Ministry & Nepal's Survey Department




The Survey Department has taken issue with a new Indian political map that places the disputed territory of Kalapani within its territory, a scenario Nepali officials described as the “status quo”. The Indian Ministry of Home Affairs on Sunday released a new political map after India formally split up the disputed Jammu and Kashmir state into two federal territories, in line with an August move by the Narendra Modi government to rescind Kashmir’s autonomy. “Our technicians and officials hav…