Illustration by Gihan de Chickera.
Illustration by Gihan de Chickera.

Southasiasphere: Issue #5

Nepal-India border dispute, lockdown relaxations in Southasia, and more.

Getting territorial

An 80-kilometre link road built by India in the western Himalaya has become the focal point of diplomatic controversy, after Nepal objected to construction in an area it claims to be within its territory. On 8 May, India announced the completion of the road through the Lipulekh pass to Kailash Mansarovar, a popular site of pilgrimage. Following a public outcry, the Nepal government issued a diplomatic note in response, protesting the "unilateral act". India maintains that the road lies within its territory.

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