Covid 19 global pandemic, Earthquakes, Locust attack, Floods, Indo China Clash – India has seen it all. And now Nepal!!! Why God? Why?
In the middle of the worst Indian – China border tensions in decades, the Nepali Army is building a helipad and has established a camp of tents at the Indo-Nepal border.
Meanwhile, more bad news came for India from Kathmandu as Nepal on Thursday completed the legislative process for the validation of its controversial new map which shows parts of India’s Uttarakhand state as belonging to Nepal, Times Of India reported.
The shocking turn of events came after the conflict between China in India broke out in Ladakh and Sikkim sectors, Nepal started claiming that the area near Lipulekh along the Kali Nadi belongs to it.
On Thursday the upper house of Nepal’s Parliament has approved a new map for the country, including land controlled by India, in a row that has strained ties between the South Asian neighbours.
India, which controls the region – a slice of land including Limpiyadhura, Lipulekh and Kalapani areas in the northwest – has rejected the map, saying it is not based on historical facts or evidence.
Members in the 59-seat National Assembly, or upper house, voted 57-0 on Thursday in favour of a constitutional amendment bill seeking to replace the old map, chairman of the house Ganesh Prasad Timilsina said.
The bill was passed by the parliament’s lower house over the weekend.
India China Clash
At least 20 Indian soldiers have been reportedly martyred in the violent face-off with China in the Galwan valley area in Eastern Ladakh. “Casualty numbers could rise,” government Sources were quoted as saying by news agency ANI. So far, reports had confirmed only three deaths – that of an Army officer and two jawans.
Citing sources, news agency PTI pegged the casualty count at 10. “At least 10 Indian Army personnel killed in a violent face-off in Ladakh’s Galwan Valley,” PTI reported. “No exact numbers but the Chinese side also suffered casualties in Ladakh face-off,” government officials confirmed to the agency.
ANI further reported that the Indian intercepts reveal that Chinese side suffered 43 casualties including dead and seriously injured in a face-off in the Galwan valley.