Standoff in Doklam stalls mission by India and Nepal to recalculate height of Everest

  • By TOI
  • | Sunday | 13th August, 2017

An ambitious project initiated by Survey of India is believed to be delayed due to a standoff between India and China at Doklam. It would refrain from seen as aligning with India at this juncture when tensions are flaring up between the two giants," said Subba Rao A proposal was sent to Nepal through MEA, but we have not received any communication till now. "It was supposed to be a joint effort by both India and Nepal. VISAKHAPATNAM: A strip of land on India-China-Bhutan tri-junction border in Himalayas seems to be holding up a mission to recalculate height of the world's highest peak.

VISAKHAPATNAM: A strip of land on India-China-Bhutan tri-junction border in Himalayas seems to be holding up a mission to recalculate height of the world's highest peak.

An ambitious project initiated by Survey of India is believed to be delayed due to a standoff between India and China at Doklam.

Survey of India and Nepalese authorities wanted to re-measure the height of Everest to assuage doubts expressed by international scientific community that the massive earthquake of April 25, 2015, could've altered the peak's height.Survey of India (SoI) had sent a proposal through Ministry of External Affairs to Nepal.

The Everest expedition was also to commemorate the Survey of India's 250th anniversary.

The current official height of Everest, 8848m, was established by SoI in 1955, which was recognised by Nepal.Now, three months since the proposal was sent, SoI is still awaiting a nod from the Nepalese side on its plan.


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