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first time Nepal deployed armed police personnel on the border : soon three border outposts are being set up at Jhulaghat, Laali and Pancheshwa : Report

Pithoragarh : –Days after the Nepalese government opened an armed police border out post (BOP) at Chhangru village near the Lipulekh Pass — the first time that the neighbouring country had deployed armed police personnel on the border — sources said that preparations are afoot to start three more similar border outposts (BOPs) along the India-Nepal border in Uttarakhand. The move assumes significance in the wake of escalation of tension along the border after the Nepalese government registered its protest at an almost 80-km-long road that was inaugurated by Union defence minister Rajnath Singh on May 8. The road will allow vehicular movement till near the Lipulekh Pass, which is regarded as the gateway to Tibet. Nepal has been claiming the Pass as part of its own territory. In the middle of last week, 25 armed personnel of Nepal Police had reached Chhangru by helicopter to set up the post which is situated some distance away from the Pass.

Sources in Nepal who are privy to the recent development of three more BOPs becoming operational soon, confirmed to TOI that the border outposts are being set up at Jhulaghat, Laali and Pancheshwar — all bordering Pithoragarh district — and are expected to come up in the coming week. Notably, all these places also have bridges that are used in facilitating cross-border movement between the two countries.

The Indian side of the border at all the three points is manned by the Sahastra Seema Bal. On the Nepalese side, till now, regular police personnel used to man the border.

A source said that Jhulaghat is the most prominent BOP that is slated to come up since on an average, 200 people used to cross the border here before the lockdown came into effect. “A building has been taken on rent and the outpost is expected to commence shortly,” the source said, adding that there are also plans to establish customs offices at all the three BOPs by the Nepalese government.

Meanwhile, Pithoragarh district magistrate Vijay Kumar Jogdande when queried on the issue said, “Jhulaghat, Laali and Pancheshwar are in Nepalese territory and it is upto them if they are upgrading their establishments.”

Revised map (by Nepal) is a unilateral decision. All matters related to border issues with Nepal will be dealt with through talks. We hope Nepalese leadership create a positive environment for talks: MEA Spokesperson Anurag Srivastava

Any suggestion that Indian security forces have undertaken activity across Line of Actual Control (LAC) is not accurate. We are fully aware of responsibility. In fact, it is Chinese side which has undertaken activity creating hindrance in regular patrolling: MEA Spokesperson

Indian troops strictly follow procedures laid down in bilateral agreements&protocols to resolve situations which may arise due to difference in perception of LAC. The 2 sides have established mechanisms to resolve such situations peacefully through dialogue: MEA Spokesperson

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Geography of Nepal
Nepal measures about 880 kilometers (547 mi) along its Himalayan axis by 150 to 250 kilometers (93 to 155 mi) across. It has an area of 147,516 square kilometers (56,956 sq mi). [1]

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Geography of Nepal.Nepal measures about880 kilometers (547mi)along its Himalayan axis by150to250 kilometers(93to155 mi)across.,It,has,an,area,of147,516 square kilometers (56,956 sq mi). Nepal is landlocked by India on three sides and China’s,Tibet Autonomous Region to the north

Santosh Acharya
The barking media from the big brother proclaiming Nepal is surviving due to their generous help and support. Its time to reveal what data speaks on the dependency in terms of money!!!


Madhvendra Kumar
Janakpur is a part of us, it was the capital of Mithila, if we start doing it then the whole of Nepal will become of India, then think a little more and think, in this we will benefit you and us.


Manisha Koirala
Thank you for keeping the dignity of our small nation..we all are looking forward for a peaceful and respectful dialogue between all three great nations now

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