Sunday, 17 July 2016

Boundary pillars at Nepal-India border

Posted by Anup Baral July 17, 2016 :

After concluding the annual talks between Nepal and India over security and the open border, the Indian delegation returns to Delhi on Monday, concluding the two-day visit to Kathmandu. Substantive negotiations took place on Saturday, when the delegation, led by India’s Home Secretary R.K.Singh, held a wide-ranging meeting with their Nepali counterparts led by Nepal’s Home Secretary Navin Ghimire. A press statement issued by Nepal at the end of the proceedings said that the two countries agreed to “repair border pillars”, as well as to increase the capacity of Nepal’s Armed Police Force and expand India’s Borders Security Forces to control criminal activities along the open border. The two sides also agreed to form a technical team to investigate the missing pillars on both sides of the no man’s land. In addition, India offered technical and material assistance to strengthen the immigration setup along the border should Nepal request such assistance. Similar offer was made to upgrade Nepal’s only international airport in Kathmandu to strengthen its security, and an offer to set up a Police Academy is waiting for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding.

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