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NEPAL CAN LET INDIA USE LINK ROAD

Why in news?

Nepal’s Prime Minister, on 13th May 2020, proposed a solution to the ongoing border tension saying that Nepal can allow India to use the link road to the Lipulekh Pass as part of an agreement, but will not surrender the Kalapani territory on which India has been carrying out construction.

Background

  • Nepal expressed regret after India inaugurated the link road that will cut travelling time to the Tibetan plateau and the Kailash Mansarovar.
  • Kathmandu maintains that the territories to the east of Mahakali river are a part of its domain, as agreed in the Treaty of Sugauli of 1816 between the East India Company and the King of Nepal.

Click Here to Read More about the Kalapani Row (4th Article)

Click Here to Read More about the New Kailash-Mansarovar Route (1st Article)

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