Nepal has strongly objected to the depiction of Kalapani region in the new official map released by India recently. In response, India said on Thursday that the map has an accurate depiction of India's sovereign territory and that the border with the neighbor has not been modified.
Foreign Ministry spokesman Ravish Kumar said in a briefing here, "Our border with Nepal has not been revised in the new map. The border demarcation exercise with Nepal is under the current system. "We reiterate our commitment to find solutions through dialogue with our close and friendly bilateral relations," he said.
The political map of India was recently released by the Indian Ministry of Home Affairs. In it, Kalapani is shown inside Indian borders, to which Nepal has objected. This map has been released after Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh became the new union territories. A press statement issued by the Foreign Ministry of Nepal said, "The Government of Nepal strongly believes that Kalapani is a part of Nepal." "Any unilateral action on the Nepal-India border will be unacceptable for the Government of Nepal," the statement said.