Despite the growing criticism and protests from India, the Nepali Government seems to have no thoughts to back off its plans regarding the recently revised map.
The government plans to send the new map to the United Nations, Google and the international community by mid-August. The revised map includes the disputed Indian territories Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura.
“We will be sending the updated map including Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura to various UN agencies and the international community including India. The process will be completed by the middle of this month,” said Padma Aryal, Minister for Land Management, Cooperatives and Poverty Alleviation.
In line with the decision, the Department of Measurement is printing 4,000 copies of the updated version of Nepal’s map in the English language to send it to the international community.
Earlier, the Department has printed 25,000 copies of the new map and distributed them across the country.
On May 20, the Nepali Government had released the revised political and administrative map incorporating the disputed territories of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani.
The new map included the 335 sq km of encroached land of Gunji, Nabhi and Kuti villages within the Nepali border.
On May 26, the government has displayed a logo with the new map at the rostrum of the National Assembly (NA) and the House of Representatives (HoR).
In response, India has exclaimed that Nepal’s unilateral action is not based on historical facts and evidence.
It also said that the move is contrary to the bilateral understanding to resolve the outstanding boundary issues through diplomatic dialogue.