​Nepal Adds Disputed Territory to Currency Note

In May 2024, Nepal's decision to include disputed territories in Uttarakhand on its Rs 100 currency note drew sharp criticism from India, highlighting ongoing tensions over the boundary issue.

Disputed Territories

  • Areas in Dispute: 372 sq-km area including Limpiadhura, Lipulekh, and Kalapani at the India-Nepal-China trijunction.
  • Nepal’s Claim: Historical claims by Nepal over these territories.
  • Indian Response: External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar criticized the unilateral move, emphasizing that it won't alter the ground reality.

Historical Context

  • Treaty of Sugauli (1816): Defined boundaries post-Anglo-Nepalese War, with Nepal losing territory east of the Kali River.
  • British Maps: Early maps showed Kali River originating in Limpiadhura, ....
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