Kathmandu is hinting at improving relations with India as political turmoil erupts over allegations of Chinese occupation of Nepal’s land.
According to diplomatic sources, the country’s education ministry has recently suspended the distribution of a government textbook to students at India’s request.
Nepal’s Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has given instructions in this regard. The book deals with the territory and borders of Nepal. The move has brought some relief to the South Block.
The inclusion of the Indian territories Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura on the map has created bitterness with India and Nepal after it was passed in the Parliament of Nepal.
The incident comes at a time when India’s conflict with China along the Line of Actual Control in eastern Ladakh is at an all-time high. Experts at the time claimed that China was behind Oli’s open opposition to India.
Delhi in relief from Kathmandu’s message
But in this tug of war comes a new turn about China and Nepal. China has begun work on widening roads along the Tibetan border in the north of the country, according to a report from the survey office of the Oli government’s agriculture ministry.
In doing so, Nepal’s land has been seized in at least 11 places by crossing the border. In addition, China is paving the way for water supply in Tibet by diverting the flow of mountain rivers in the territory of Nepal!
China has already started road construction by occupying 10 hectares of land in Humla district west of the Nepal-Tibetan border and 6 hectares in the central Rasuwa district.
The diplomatic camp claimed that Nepal’s Prime Minister Oli was embarrassed by the release of the report to his own party and allies. His ‘blind chinapantha’ was criticized.
After that, the Foreign Secretary of that country had a meeting with the Indian Ambassador to Nepal. On August 15, Oli called Modi on the occasion of India’s Independence Day.
He also wished Modi on his birthday. This time, it is believed that Oli wanted to send a message to Delhi by suspending the delivery of textbooks.