'New Map Accurately Depicts Sovereign Territory of India': MEA Says Boundary With Nepal Wasn't Revised
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the assertion to a question on whether the Kalapani border issue was discussed between PM Narendra Modi and Nepalese PM K P Sharma Oli during their telephonic conversation on Wednesday.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar addresses the press in Delhi. (File photo: Reuters)
New Delhi: India on Thursday said the new map issued by it in November 2019 accurately depicts its sovereign territory and it has in no manner revised its boundary with Nepal.
MEA spokesperson Raveesh Kumar made the assertion while responding to a question on whether the Kalapani border issue was discussed between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli during their telephonic conversation on Wednesday.
Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday held telephonic conversations with top leaders of Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and The Maldives, conveying New Year greetings and emphasising India's commitment to regional peace and security as well as the 'neighbourhood first' policy.
Nepal had in November said the Kalapani area situated in the country's far-West lies within the Nepalese boundary, after India issued new political maps reportedly showing the region as part of its territory. "Our map accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India. The new map has in no manner revised our boundary with Nepal," Kumar said at a media briefing on Thursday.
"The boundary delineation exercise with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism. We reiterate our commitment to find a solution through dialogue in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations," he said.
Kumar said no official comment has been received from the Nepalese side on the matter.
Support the daily wage earners who have been hit the hardest by the COVID-19 crisis. Click here to contribute to the cause. #IndiaGives
The daily News18 Coronavirus COVID-19 newsletter - Get your copy here.
Recommended For You
- Miss England 2019 Hangs up Her Crown, Returns to Work as Doctor Amid Covid-19 Pandemic
- WhatsApp’s Biggest Move Yet in The War Against Fake News: Message Forwards Limited to One
- Kerala HC Avoids 'Catastrophe', Provides Pass to Man to Feed His Hungry Cats During Lockdown
- Irfan Pathan Had a Savage Response to Trolls Abusing Him Over Cracker Tweet During #9Baje9minutes
- Xerox is Making Disposable Ventilators And They do Not Require Power to Work