In the post, Mr Dixit details how he reached Bir Tawil by travelling 319 km in a 'desert with no roads'. "The route that I took is under Egyptian military (it is an international border) and is an area of terrorists so military have a "shoot at sight" orders," claims Mr Dixit in his post.
Now, Mr Heaton, from Virginia, has said that he was the one who actually claimed Bir Tawil for himself as the Kingdom of North Sudan in 2014. He has also called Mr Dixit a 'liar' and claims that the Indian never actually reached Bir Tawil. Mr Heaton also shared on Twitter a screenshot of a conversation he apparently had with Mr Dixit, where Mr Dixit is asking for his help.
You are a liar. You bring shame to your family. It was impossible for you to travel to Bir Tawil without permission from the Egyptian miltary. You requested my help with the problem. You faked your travel. pic.twitter.com/VzfprrHnEp- North Sudan (@KingNorthSudan) November 15, 2017
Suyash contacted me requesting my help in traveling to bir tawil. He could not get permission from Egypt and needed my help. I told him it could not be done due to rule changes.- North Sudan (@KingNorthSudan) November 15, 2017
@iamsuyashdixit I will soon inform the media about your fake visit to Bir Tawil. Pull the website down and stop making false claims. I have the satellite images of the area where you staged the Bir Tawil visit. #FakeNewspic.twitter.com/auaia7iBLS- North Sudan (@KingNorthSudan) November 15, 2017
According to the Guardian, the American flew to Bir Tawil in 2014 and, much like Mr Dixit, planted a flag there to claim the land.
Jeremiah Heaton has also pointed out flaws in Mr Dixit's claim of reaching Bir Tawil:
Suyash Dixit falsely claims he drive from Abu Simbel to Bir Tawil. This is impossible as Lake Nasser divides the two regions and no ferry service connects to the Bir Tawil side of the lake. There is no way his vehicle traversed the open desert. Wrong tires and too clean. pic.twitter.com/o5tfJvKSzE- North Sudan (@KingNorthSudan) November 15, 2017
Update: Suyash Dixit and Jeremiah Heaton have both tweeted that they have sorted the issue out. "I had a very productive talk with @KingNorthSudan a couple of minutes ago and we both are on the same page now (no more proofs required now I guess)" wrote Mr Dixit about nine hours ago on Twitter.
There's an update here. I had a very productive talk with @KingNorthSudan a couple of minutes ago and we both are on the same page now (no more proofs required now I guess).- Suyash Dixit (@iamsuyashdixit) November 16, 2017
Also, we shared some great ideas as well and I'll be writing more about it soon.
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@iamsuyashdixit had a great call. Look forward to hearing from you again regarding our work on development of a free speech safe server farm in the Kingdom of North Sudan. Thank you for recognizing the development work we have done in bir tawil.- North Sudan (@KingNorthSudan) November 16, 2017
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