Kathmandu: Due to the map dispute in Nepal, the warmth in the relations of the two countries have started melting. A meeting between the officials of the two countries took place in Kathmandu on Monday. In this conversation through video conferencing, the development work in Nepal and India was reviewed with the help of India.
Nepal’s Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra participated in the meeting through video conferencing due to the Corona epidemic. In the meeting that lasted for about an hour, the progress of various projects going on in Nepal with the help of India was discussed. The Ambassador of India assured that he would not back down with the help of Nepal and would continue to cooperate in other projects as well.
Explain that India’s Defense Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated the strategically important 80 km long road connecting Dharchula in Uttarakhand to Lipulekh Pass. Since then, there was tension in the relationship between the two countries. Nepal protested this, claiming that this road passes through its territory. Shortly thereafter, Nepal released a new political map showing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura in its territory. In June, the Parliament of Nepal approved the new political map of the country, on which India strongly objected.
Since then, the tension between the two countries was constantly going on. Meanwhile, Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had called PM Narendra Modi on 15 August and congratulated India’s 74th Republic Day. After which relationships started improving. After this phone call, this meeting was held between the two countries.