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No change in our boundary with Nepal, says Centre

No change in our boundary with Nepal, says Centre

NEW DELHI: India's new political map does not change or revise its borders with Nepal, the foreign ministry said on Thursday, a day after the Nepalese government issued a strong statement protesting the inclusion of a border area in the Indian Territory.

"Our map accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India. The new map has in no manner revised our boundary with Nepal. The boundary delineation exercise with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism," the foreign ministry said in a statement.

The Indian map places the Kalapani area under the Pithoragarh district in Uttarakhand whereas Kathmandu considers the unresolved area to be part of Nepal's Darchula district.

"We reiterate our commitment to find a solution through dialogue in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations," said the foreign ministry. It also cautioned "against vested interests trying to create differences between our two countries". The row over the inclusion of the Kalapani region comes just days after the Home Ministry released a new political map of India detailing the boundaries of the newly former Union Territories of J&K and Ladakh.

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