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Nepal warms to India on territory spat, cools to China

Nepali textbook with contentious map dropped amid talk of Chinese incursion

Vital relationship -- Nepal's Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli, left, was welcomed to India by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in February 2016.    © Reuters

KATHMANDU -- More than four months into an acrimonious territorial dispute with India, Nepal's communist government has taken a more conciliatory approach to its powerful neighbor by withdrawing an inflammatory school book that includes a contentious map of a border area the two countries dispute.

On Sept. 18, Prime Minister K.P. Sharma Oli ordered the Ministry of Education to halt distribution to high school students of the 110-page 'Self Study Material on Nepal's Territory and Border.' The Nepali-language book also included a chapter on the campaign to reclaim disputed territory.

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