India, June 30 -- A simmering boundary dispute between India and Nepal hasn't stopped villagers in bordering areas in Uttarakhand from relying on Nepalese SIM cards due to poor connectivity of the Indian telecom service providers.

The villagers mainly of Khumti gram panchayat in Pithoragarh district which comprises about 10-12 villages, have to depend on the Nepalese telecom service providers.

They said they are forced to use Nepalese SIM cards as the network of the Indian telecom service providers is very poor in comparison to that of the Nepalese.

Param Singh, a villager of Khumti village which is located about 15 km away from the Nepal border said, "We are compelled to use the Nepalese SIM cards because we have no other option. Thei...