Amid political volatility and uncertainty in Nepal following the dissolution of the nation's House of Representatives on bygone 20 December, the incumbent Prime Minister (PM) KP Sharma Oli has now said that the nation would 'retrieve' Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh from India via diplomatic dialogue, Times of India.
PM Oli's assertion comes ahead of Nepalese Foreign Minister Pradeep Gyawali's visit to India on 14 January. He said, "Today, we are facing difficulties to get back our land because Nepali rulers never made efforts to reclaim Nepali territories after Indian military forces started to station there following the India-China war in 1962."
PM Oli added, "We are working to deepen ties with India based on sovereign equality. In fact, we want to deepen the relationship with India in true sense and we should not hesitate to raise our issues of genuine concerns with India."
Addressing the seventh session of the Parliament, PM Oli went on to assert, "Nepali land will be retrieved at any cost."
This comes at a time when bilateral ties had only begun to heal. PM Oli has himself also acknowledged that the ties between the two nations have improved 'dramatically' over the past few months.
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