Posted on : 03 Dec 2019Views: 489
- Mapped within Uttarakhand is a 372-sq km area called Kalapani, bordering far-west Nepal and Tibet.
- Kalapani is a 35 square kilometre area. The Kali River in the Kalapani region demarcates the border between India and Nepal.
- While the Nepal government and political parties have protested, India has said the new map does not revise the existing boundary with Nepal.
- The Nepal government described India’s decision as “unilateral” and claimed that it will “defend its international border”.
- Nepal’s western boundary with India was marked out in the Treaty of Sugauli between the East India Company and Nepal in 1816.
- Nepali authorities claim that people living in the low-density area were included in the Census of Nepal until 58 years ago.
- Nepal claimed that the late King Mahendra had “handed over the territory to India”. By some accounts in Nepal, this allegedly took place in the wake of India-China War of 1962.
Article Related Questions
“Kalapani”, a small area on the India map is the zone of dispute with which neighboring country
Right Ans : Nepal