Nepal PM Calls Narendra Modi First Time After Border Row

KP Sharma Oli greeted PM Modi on Independence Day.

Sohil Nikam

August 17, 2020

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Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi engaged in a telephonic conversation on Saturday for the first time after a controversy over Nepal’s newly drawn map had taken place in May 2020. PM Oli had called PM Modi to greet him on India’s 74th Independence Day. He also congratulated the Indian Prime Minister over India’s election as a non-permanent member of the UN Security Council. According to an official statement, Modi thanked Oli for his telephone call.

On May 20, Nepal had released its own map that showed the Indian regions of Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani as its own. The following month, the country also started deploying its troops near the disputed areas. It is now known that the troops have established camps in those regions and are also apparently working on building a helipad in the area. PM Oli had also come under fire after he claimed that Lord Ram was born in Nepal and not in India.

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