No one can break India’s ties with Nepal, says Rajnath Singh on country’s bill to revise map


Defence Minister Rajnath Singh on Monday said India’s ties with Nepal are “not ordinary” and that “no power in the world” can break their relationship, PTI reported.

This came after Nepal’s Lower House on Saturday passed a bill to amend its Constitution and alter its map by including territories that fall under Indian territory. India had rejected the move, saying it was “not tenable”. The legislation was tabled in the country’s Upper House on Sunday.

Singh said the Centre wants to sort out its misunderstanding with the neighbouring country through dialogue, adding that the two countries were bound together by “roti and beti”. “Our rations are not only historical and cultural, but also spiritual, and India can never forget it,” he said during a virtual address to the people of Uttarakhand. “How can relations between India and Nepal break?”

If the road built by India has caused any misunderstanding among the people of Nepal, then it will be solved through dialogue, the Union minister said. However, Singh asserted that the road built by the Board Road Organisation in Lipulekh, one of the three areas included by Nepal in its new map, is “very much a part of the Indian territory”, NDTV reported.

On Saturday, the lower house of…

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