Nepal’s take on the territory of India to which he is citing as of himself from past few times seems to change after, Nepal prime minister KP Sharma Oli tweeted with an insignia of other countries old map which did not include the Indian territories of Kalapani Lipulekh and Limpiador for his Dussehra festivals greetings to its citizens.
Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli has been criticised by netizens for deliberately not using the updated map of Nepal, showing three Indian areas as part of its territory, in his Dussehra greetings, a claim rejected by his office which said the revised map was not visible due to its tiny size.
What’s the actual reason for anger?
Oli in a Twitter message on Friday conveyed his best wishes to the people of Nepal for Vijayadashami. Since the post which he made as an updated map of Nepal as anticipated by netizens and opposition came after Nepal Prime Minister secretly met with India‘s R&AW chief Samantha Kumar Goel, therefore the Nepalese locals are believing that the prime minister has pulled his hand from the of claims made over Indian territories after meeting with Indian secret agency’s chief. Giving it a blow towards Indian Army Chief’s Nepal visit, Nepalese publication Myrepublica reported that Mr Goel led a nine-member delegation. The visit drew attention as it came a fortnight before the scheduled visit to Nepal of General Manoj Mukund Naravane, chief of the Indian Army.
Many people in their social media posts asked why did the prime minister’s office remove the government’s coat of arms from the map which includes Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura. In response to the criticism, Prime Minister’s Press Advisor Surya Thapa in a statement claimed that “It is natural for the map to appear in such a manner due to its tiny size but the same map, if enlarged, may clearly show the updated areas”. The Press Advisor in his press note issued through social media also included an enlarged version of the map, which clearly shows the map which includes all the three territories. He told people to not to be misled by such pre-planned efforts to spread rumours about the map included in the greetings. He said, “There should not be any confusion that the map used in the greetings is the updated version which was endorsed by Nepal’s Parliament”.
Thus the events going from a past few times indicate that the ties between both the states are again reverting on their correct way of mutual cooperation and development. Hence it is to be looked at with time that both countries will take their relations in the near future.