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Much of Shringla’s discussions focused on bilateral development projects, including key connectivity schemes and post-earthquake reconstruction work, and ways to expedite their implementation.(PTI)

India, Nepal discuss boundary issue

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 27, 2020 02:05 AM IST
Shringla met Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli, foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali and foreign secretary Bharat Raj Paudyal on the first day of his two-day visit aimed at putting the relationship on an even keel and enhancing joint efforts aimed at post-Covid-19 recovery.
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Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI File)
Army chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.(ANI File)

India looks to army chief’s visit to Nepal to bring ties back on even keel

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 23, 2020 05:09 PM IST
General MM Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 4-6, when he will meet his Nepalese counterpart Gen Purna Chandra Thapa and top civilian leaders. Nepal’s President Vidya Devi Bhandari will also confer the honorary rank of general of the Nepali Army to Naravane
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Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 3-5.(ANI PHOTO.)
Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Mukund Naravane is expected to be in Nepal during November 3-5.(ANI PHOTO.)

Indian Army chief General Naravane to visit Nepal in November

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sohini Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 06:58 PM IST
Naravane’s visit will provide an opportunity for the two sides to push defence and security cooperation after bilateral relations were affected by a border row that erupted in May.
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The satellite imagery, shared by the open source intelligence analyst who uses the name @detresfa on Twitter, show what appears to be two sites at which the PLA is creating new infrastructure and accommodation. Both sites are not very far from the Kalapani-Lipulekh region that is at the heart of a new border row between India and Nepal.(TWITTER.)
The satellite imagery, shared by the open source intelligence analyst who uses the name @detresfa on Twitter, show what appears to be two sites at which the PLA is creating new infrastructure and accommodation. Both sites are not very far from the Kalapani-Lipulekh region that is at the heart of a new border row between India and Nepal.(TWITTER.)

New satellite imagery suggests China is building military infrastructure opposite Lipulekh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 08:18 PM IST
The mobilisation of a battalion by China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) near Lipulekh Pass, one of the locations outside of the Ladakh sector that have witnessed movement of Chinese troops in recent weeks, was first reported by Hindustan Times on August 2.
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The two leaders last spoke on April 10 to discuss the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
The two leaders last spoke on April 10 to discuss the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)

Nepal PM Oli calls Modi, talks about boosting ties

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 12:05 AM IST
Oli called Modi to congratulate him on India’s 74th Independence Day, and expressed his appreciation for the Indian leader’s renewed priority to the neighbourhood, as spelt out in his Independence Day address.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepali counterpart KP Sharma Oli during delegation level talks in Kathmandu on Friday.(PTI)

In I-Day wish to Modi, Nepal PM says looking forward to ‘meaningful bilateral cooperation’ with India

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 15, 2020 07:44 PM IST
Oli called Modi to congratulate him on India’s 74th Independence Day, and expressed his appreciation for the Indian leader’s renewed priority to the neighbourhood, as spelt out in his Independence Day address.
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During its seventh meeting in July last year, the mechanism reviewed the implementation of projects such as cross-border rail links, petroleum pipelines, roads, bridges, integrated border check posts, energy, irrigation, and post-earthquake reconstruction.(PTI)
During its seventh meeting in July last year, the mechanism reviewed the implementation of projects such as cross-border rail links, petroleum pipelines, roads, bridges, integrated border check posts, energy, irrigation, and post-earthquake reconstruction.(PTI)

India, Nepal to discuss projects amid tensions

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 12, 2020 01:38 AM IST
The joint oversight mechanism, which was launched in 2016 and reviews progress in bilateral projects, is scheduled to hold a meeting on August 17, people familiar with developments said on condition of anonymity.
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Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli at the parliament.(Reuters File Photo)
Nepal's Prime Minister Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli at the parliament.(Reuters File Photo)

Nepal to send updated map to India, international community, says minister

By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Kathmandu
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 10:56 AM IST
The ministry has asked the department of measurement to print 4,000 copies of the updated version of Nepal’s map in English language and send it to the international community.
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Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali points to a map of Nepal in Kathmandu.(AP/ File photo)
Nepal’s foreign minister Pradeep Gyawali points to a map of Nepal in Kathmandu.(AP/ File photo)

Nepalese FM radio stations start giving weather bulletins of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura

By BD Kasniyal | Edited by Sparshita Saxena | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON JUN 21, 2020 07:14 PM IST
Locals living in the bordering areas, especially in Dharchula, said that Nepalese FM channels have unleashed propaganda in between songs by including speeches of Nepali politicians and leaders regarding these areas belonging to Nepal.
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Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura are the territories Nepal now claims as its own.
Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura are the territories Nepal now claims as its own.

Nepal’s parliament approves map that includes Indian territory, president assent next

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 18, 2020 01:48 PM IST
Last week, Nepal’s lower house on Saturday cleared the bill that was supported by all the 258 lawmakers present and voting.
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Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the 'Uttarakhand Jan Sanvad' rally via video conference, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh addresses the 'Uttarakhand Jan Sanvad' rally via video conference, in New Delhi on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘How can India-Nepal ties break?’ In Rajnath Singh’s speech references to Gorkhas and spiritual connect

By Kalyan Das | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, Dehradun
UPDATED ON JUN 15, 2020 03:42 PM IST
The statement comes days after the Nepal Parliament passed the country’s new political map showing key areas of Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as their own.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with Prime Minister of Nepal K P Sharma Oli at a meeting on the sidelines of the 4th BIMSTEC Summit, in Kathmandu, Nepal in August 31, 2018.(PTI File Photo)

Nepal okays map tweak, India calls it ‘untenable’

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 06:16 AM IST
Nepal’s new map, cleared by the KP Sharma Oli government on May 20, depicts Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as part of Nepal.
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli in New Delhi in April 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi with his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Oli in New Delhi in April 2018.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

India side-steps issues in Nepal border row

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 12, 2020 04:38 AM IST
India’s move was perceived in diplomatic circles as an effort to dial down tensions that have spiralled with Nepal in the recent days.
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KP Sharma Oli was quoted by media reports as saying that India’s central leadership should advise Adityanath not to “threaten” Nepal(PTI File Photo)
KP Sharma Oli was quoted by media reports as saying that India’s central leadership should advise Adityanath not to “threaten” Nepal(PTI File Photo)

Nepal PM criticises Yogi Adityanath’s ‘threatening’ remarks on border row

By HT Correspondent | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 11, 2020 01:19 AM IST
Nepal PM’s remarks come after UP chief minister Yogi Adityanath said “Nepal should think of the consequences and remember what happened to Tibet”.
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Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had whipped up ultra-nationalistic sentiments in Kathmandu over India’s road project(REUTERS)
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had whipped up ultra-nationalistic sentiments in Kathmandu over India’s road project(REUTERS)

India’s ties with Nepal set for deep freeze after Kathmandu’s decisive step on new map

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:38 AM IST
Kathmandu politics will never say yes to India as they feel that it weakens them politically. India will ignore the politics but continue to cement ties with people
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Nepal claims Lipulekh but the external affairs ministry contended the road was “completely within the territory of India”.(HT File Photo)
Nepal claims Lipulekh but the external affairs ministry contended the road was “completely within the territory of India”.(HT File Photo)

India calls for ‘constructive and positive efforts’ to resolve border row with Nepal

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 28, 2020 10:00 PM IST
Earlier this week, the Nepal government deferred its plan to move a constitutional amendment in Parliament to update the country’s political map, which depicts Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as part of Nepalese territory, after the main opposition Nepali Congress party sought time to discuss the issue.
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China had intervened to force the Nepal Communist P(AFP Photo)
China had intervened to force the Nepal Communist P(AFP Photo)

Real targets of Nepal PM Oli’s new political map are in Kathmandu

By Shishir Gupta | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 11:51 PM IST
Nepal’s new political map that claims the Lipulekh Pass, Limpiyadhura and Kalapani in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh as its own is part of an exercise in Kathmandu to consolidate PM Oli’s support.
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Nepal’s council of ministers had approved the new map during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday.(ANI Photo)
Nepal’s council of ministers had approved the new map during a meeting chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli on Monday.(ANI Photo)

‘Artificial enlargement of territorial claims’: India on Nepal’s new map

By Rezaul H Laskar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:13 PM IST
The external affairs ministry’s sharply worded response came hours after Nepal’s land management minister Padma Kumari Aryal unveiled the map at a function in Kathmandu attended by political leaders and officials.
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The three territories were shown as part of Byas rural municipality in Darchula district of Sudurpaschim province.(Reuters)
The three territories were shown as part of Byas rural municipality in Darchula district of Sudurpaschim province.(Reuters)

Nepal releases new political map showing Lipulekh and Kalapani as part of its territory

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 05:10 PM IST
The move came little more than six months after India published new maps of the union territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh that showed Kalapani as part of Uttarakhand state.
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There was no immediate response from Indian officials. The external affairs ministry has already said Lipulekh, at the centre of a border row over the construction of a road to the border with China, is “completely within the territory of India”.
There was no immediate response from Indian officials. The external affairs ministry has already said Lipulekh, at the centre of a border row over the construction of a road to the border with China, is “completely within the territory of India”.

Nepal to publish maps showing India’s Kalapani, Lipulekh as its territory

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 10:20 PM IST
The decision to show Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani was made at a meeting of the council of ministers chaired by Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.
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Border Roads Organisation has connected Kailash Mansarovar route to Lipulekh pass, on Friday.(ANI Photo)
Border Roads Organisation has connected Kailash Mansarovar route to Lipulekh pass, on Friday.(ANI Photo)

Nepal summons Indian envoy to protest opening of road to Lipulekh

By Rezaul H Laskar | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2020 03:12 PM IST
The border row erupted months after Nepal was irked by the depiction of Kalapani as part of Uttarakhand in new Indian maps showing the union territory of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh.
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Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)
Rajnath Singh also flagged off a caravan of nine vehicles from Pithoragarh to Gunji to indicate that both passengers and load can be sent by the new road stretch through mountainous terrain. (Photo: @rajnathsingh)

Rajnath Singh inaugurates Kailash mansarovar road link via video conference

By BD Kasniyal | Edited by Ashutosh Tripathi | Hindustan Times, Pithoragarh
UPDATED ON MAY 08, 2020 02:39 PM IST
With this move, the Indian security post at Indo-China border in Vyans valley of Pithoragarh district is now connected with the rest of the country via a 75.54 km long road from Ghatibagar in Dharchula to Lipulekh near the border with China.
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