Kathmandu, January 16
The government has told India not to construct any roads in the Lipulekh area of far-western Nepal, which both countries claim to be a part of their territories, without resolving the dispute.
The government has also clarified that Nepal is ready to solve the dispute through talks.
Recently, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had made a statement about his government’s plan of constructing a road in the disputed area which has been a part of Nepal’s map since May 2020. Following that, different groups of stakeholders had been demanding that the government made an official protest.
Amid this situation, the government spokesperson Gyanendra Bahadur Karki says on Sunday the government is clear that the Kalapani-Limpiyadhura-Lipulekh area is its territory and urges India not to carry out any construction project there.
Karki says the government is ready to solve the dispute through diplomatic mediums.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of India in Kathmandu has already said the Indian government’s position on the dispute has not changed, meaning it also stakes a claim to the land.