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 has in no way revised its limit with Nepal .

MEA spokesman Raveesh Kumar made the statement while answering a question about whether the Kalapani border issue was discussed between the Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Nepal that Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli during their telephonic conversation on Wednesday.

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

Nepal had in November said the Kalapani area situated in the country's far-West lies within the Nepal that boundary, after India issued new political maps reportedly showing the region as part of its territory.

Our map accurately depicts the sovereign territory of India. The new map has in no manner revised our boundary with Nepal, Kumar said at a media briefing on Thursday.

The boundary delineation 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 no official comment has been received from the Nepal that side on the matter.