Our map accurately represents the sovereign territory of India, boundary with Nepal not reviewed: MEA

NEW DELHI: India said Thursday that the new map issued by it in November 2019 accurately represents its sovereign territory and that it has by no means revised its border with Nepal.

The MEA spokesman made the statement while answering a question about whether it was discussed between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepalese Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during his telephone conversation on Wednesday.

Prime Minister Modi on Wednesday held telephone conversations with the main leaders of Bhutan, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Nepal and The Maldives, transmitting and emphasizing India's commitment to regional peace and security, as well as neighborhood policy first.

Nepal had said in November that the Kalapani area at the western end of the country is located within the country, after India issued new political maps that reportedly showed the region as part of its territory.

Our map accurately represents the sovereign territory of India. The new map has not revised our border with Nepal in any way, Kumar told a news conference on Thursday.

The boundary delimitation exercise with Nepal is ongoing under the existing mechanism. We reiterate our commitment to find a solution through dialogue in the spirit of our close and friendly bilateral relations, he said.

Kumar said that no official comment has been received from the Nepalese side on the matter.