Inter-governmental mechanisms are most appropriate for dialogue, the Indian Embassy in Nepal said

India’s position on the India-Nepal boundary is well known, consistent and unambiguous, the Indian Embassy in Nepal has said.

Responding to media queries on the issue on Saturday, the embassy said India's stance on the matter had been "communicated to the government of Nepal".

The Indian Embassy further said, “It is our view that the established inter-governmental mechanisms and channels are most appropriate for communication and dialogue.”

The statement further stated that the mutually agreed boundary issues that are outstanding can always be addressed in the spirit of close and friendly bilateral relations.

According to media reports, the recent announcement by Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi to extend the road in the Lipulekh region has sparked resentment in Nepal.

Prime Minister Modi had claimed during an election rally in the Uttarakhand town of Haldwani on December 30 last year that his government had expanded a road to Lipulekh and that further extension work was underway.

Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs has yet to react on the matter.

Nepal had earlier protested on May 8, 2020, when Indian Defence Minister Rajnath Singh had virtually inaugurated the newly-constructed road in Lipulekh.