Nepal is clear about Kalapani being part of Nepal's territory: Foreign MinistryMinistry of Foreign Affairs stops short of making an official position on a new Indian political map placing the disputed territory of Kalapani inside India borders.
The government said on Wednesday that its attention has been drawn to news and commentaries regarding Kalapani in a new political map made public by India recently.
The Post reported on Tuesday that the new political map, released 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, has placed the disputed territory of Kalapani within its territory.
"The government of Nepal is clear about Kalapani being part of Nepal's territory," said the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in a statement.
The Foreign Ministry has said that the outstanding border-related issues between the two countries should be resolved mutually and that Nepal government won’t accept any kind of unilateral decisions regarding that.
"Foreign secretaries of the two countries have been mandated to resolve border-related issues," said the ministry. “Nepal government is committed to defending its international borders and it is firm on its position that the border problems between the two neighbouring countries should be resolved diplomatically based on the historic documents and concrete evidence."