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We do not know if any third country is pulling its Kathmandu-string to make Nepal go against its old friend India but the current postures of the Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli forces us to conclude, he indeed is alienating the Himalayan nation from New Delhi.

Since November, 2020, the Maoist Government of Nepal had been chanting anti-India rhetoric just for nothing. Now Kathmandu has released a New Political Map of Nepal showing Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura as part of its sovereign territory.

The Oli Government rejected India’s territorial claim on these three places violating international norms and also putting into jeopardy its old friendly ties with New Delhi.

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