After claiming Lipulekh, Kalapani and Limpiyadhura as a part of the Nepali territory, the FM radio stations have started giving weather bulletins of these three areas.
The stations are in close proximity to the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand’s Pithoragargh area. In the areas of Dharchula, Baluakot, Jauljibi and Kalika on the Indian side, the FM can be tuned to.
According to the locals living around the border, Nepalese Radio channels have started playing recordings of politicians’ speeches with anti-indian rhetoric between the songs.
As tension between India and Nepal increases, Kathmandu has claimed land in Bihar, and erected barriers to stop Indian repair work of river embankments on the India-Nepal border.
Recently, the Nepalese armed forces deployed troops at the Indo-Nepal border, according to a report in India Today, in addition to building a helipad.
Tensions between India and Nepal have been on the rise after Nepal passed a bill that included in its political map, territories claimed by India. The (Second Amendment) Bill 2077, which was brought to include in the map of Nepal, Limpiyadhura, Lipulek and Kalapani, was supported by all the 258 lawmakers present and voting in the parliament.
The territories are claimed by India, and Nepal government has said that they will ‘bring back the territory under Indian occupation for decades, at any cost’ even if the Himalayan nation has to ‘fight for it’.
Confrontation at the border has recently resulted in the killing of one Indian civilian, and injuring of four, when Nepalese forces open fire near the Bihar border.
The activities of the Indian Army have also increased and the Border Roads Organisation personnel can be seen continuously working on the newly built road which is critical for military purposes.
Indian Army chief General MM Naravane recently underscored the strong people-to-people ties between the two countries that have lately soured.
“We have a very strong relationship with Nepal. We have geographical, cultural, historical, religious linkages. We have very strong people-to-people connect. Our relation with them has always been strong and will remain strong in the future,” General Naravane recently said.
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