Nepal, India maintain high-level talks amidst border row


Kathmandu, August 17 

Senior diplomats of India and Nepal on Monday held a digital assembly to assessment the progress made on varied India-aided developmental tasks being carried out within the Himalayan nation.

The assembly got here days after Nepal Prime Minister Ok P Sharma Oli telephoned his Indian counterpart Narendra Modi to greet him on India’s 74th Independence Day, within the first high-level contact after bilateral ties got here below extreme pressure following the issuance of a brand new political map by Nepal in May.

Nepalese Foreign Secretary Shanker Das Bairagi and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra are main the delegations representing their respective international locations through the oversight mechanism assembly, in line with Nepal Foreign Ministry sources right here. 

The assembly, being held nearly because of the coronavirus outbreak, will assess the progress made on varied India aided growth tasks being carried out in Nepal, the sources stated.

No additional particulars of the assembly had been accessible.  

The ties between India and Nepal got here below pressure after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80-km-long strategically essential street connecting the Lipulekh move with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.

Nepal protested the inauguration of the street claiming that it handed by its territory. Days later, Nepal got here out with the brand new map exhibiting Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its territories.

In June, Nepal’s Parliament permitted the brand new political map of the nation that includes areas which India maintains belong to it.

In its response, after Nepal’s decrease home of parliament permitted the invoice, India termed as untenable the “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims by the neighbouring nation.

India stated Nepal’s motion violates an understanding reached between the 2 international locations to resolve the boundary points by talks.

Prime Minister Oli has been asserting that Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura belong to Nepal and vowed to “reclaim” them from India. PTI 



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