Lapcha-Limi is a very strategic place from where Kailash Mansarovar can be seen clearly and the Chinese move is part of its expansionist designs, sources told ET from Kathmandu. The matter has been reported by the district administration to the Nepal ministry of home affairs and ministry of foreign affairs. After the government report, the main opposition party, Nepali Congress, urged the KP Sharma Oli government to take back the territory after holding talks with Beijing but so far the PM has not said anything on the issue.
In June too, a Nepal government report stated that China is using road construction in Tibet to occupy its land and may establish border outposts in near future. Nepal’s Survey Department of Agriculture Ministry had then claimed that China encroached at 10 places and has also been diverting the flow of rivers to increase its territory. President of the Tibetan government in exile, Lobsang Sangay, had earlier warned Nepal and other Asian nations saying that with the occupation of Tibet, in the 60s, Chinese leadership made it abundantly clear that Tibet is the Palm and that they have to go for its 5 fingers – Ladakh, Nepal, Bhutan, Sikkim and Arunachal Pradesh.