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The Kali River has long been recognized as the border between western Nepal and India. But where, exactly, does the Kali River start? India and Nepal have traditionally had somewhat different answers to that question, which puts the small (38 square km) Himalayan territory of Kalapani in dispute. Although India has administered Kalapani for decades and has had troops in the region since its brief 1962 war with China, India and Nepal have engaged in intermittent negotiations over Kalapani's status for years. A few days ago, though, the Indian government released a new map, reflecting its earlier decision to divide the state of Jammu and Kashmir into the territories of Jammu and Kashmir and Ladakh, and this new map shows Kalapani as Indian territory, despite Nepal's protests that Kalapani belongs to Nepal. The release of the map, the northern part of which is shown here, has itself created a diplomatic kerfuffle. (The new territory of Jammu and Kashmir is shown in salmon; Ladakh is shown in turquoise north and east of it; Uttarakhand, which includes Kalapani, is shown in pink to the west of Nepal. Kalapani itself would be in the far northeast corner of Uttarakhand.) images.indianexpress.com/2019/11/INDIA-NEW-MAP-nepal.jpg
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