FM Gyawali says – Govt will hold decisive talks with India over Kalapani

Nepal Foreign Affairs (KATHMANDU, 10 November 2019) – Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali on Sunday vowed to hold decisive talks with India over the encroachment of Nepali territories including Kalapani and Susta.

While receiving a memorandum from the All Nepal National Free Students Union (ANNFSU), a student wing of the ruling Nepal Communist Party, at his ministry, he condemned the Indian coercion in Kalapani.

He said that the government will take diplomatic measures to correct the Indian political map that placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside Indian borders.

“India has coercively and unilaterally incorporated Nepali territory in its new political map. It will not be acceptable to Nepal at all,” the foreign minister said.

On the occasion, the student leaders urged the government to dispatch a government team to carry a field study on the Nepali territory Kalapani which has been illegally occupied by the Indian paramilitary force for a long time.

They said that the sovereign Nepali territory should immediately be brought back.

Unveiling a new political map on November 2, the Indian government placed Nepali territory Kalapani inside Indian borders.

Earlier last week, Nepal strongly opposed the Indian move while asserting that the country would not tolerate any unilateral actions carried out by India on the Nepali territory.

Even though historical facts show that Kalapani is a Nepali territory, the Indian paramilitary force has been illegally stationing there since the India-China war in 1962.

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