Nepal PM K P Sharma Oli Wishes PM Modi on His 70th Birthday

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    File photo of Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli.

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    The ties in between the India and Nepal came under strain after Defence Minister Rajnath Singh inaugurated an 80- km-long strategically essential roadway linking the Lipulekh pass with Dharchula in Uttarakhand on May 8.

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    Nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli on Thursday welcomed his Indian equivalent Narendra Modi on his 70 th birthday and pledged to continue to work closely together towards strengthening bilateral relations. We will continue working closely together to even more strengthen relations in between our two countries,” Oli tweeted.

    Oli held a telephonic discussion with Modi on India’s 74 th Self-reliance Day on August 15, in the very first high-level contact after the bilateral relations between the two countries came under strain following issuance of a brand-new political map by the Himalayan nation in May.

    Nepal objected the inauguration of the road declaring that it passed through its area. Days later, Nepal published a brand-new political map revealing Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as its areas. In June, Nepal’s Parliament authorized the new political map of the nation including locations which India keeps come from it.

    India has called Nepal’s “artificial enlargement” of territorial claims as untenable. New Delhi has also stated that Kathmandu’s action breached an understanding reached in between the two countries to fix the boundary concerns through talks.

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