Nepal-India BWG meet concludes
Kathmandu, September 21
The fifth meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group concluded here today, agreeing to finalise the work schedule for the remaining field sessions.
Extensive discussion was held during the three-day meeting on various matters relating to ongoing Nepal-India boundary work. The meeting reviewed the outcome of the 4th meeting of BWG held in Dehradun in 2017 and observed that the guidelines issued by it have been properly followed, according to a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
The meeting also explored the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work besides the technologies being currently used.
While agreeing on continuing the task of mapping ‘no man’s land’ encroachment and cross-border occupation as done in previous field sessions, the meeting decided to make necessary correspondence to respective authorities to maintain and comply the earlier decisions made between the two sides regarding maintaining the status quo in the cultivation of land until a solution is reached between the two governments, stated the press release.
The Nepali delegation to the meeting was led by Director General of the Department of Survey Ganesh Prasad Bhatta and the Indian side was led by Surveyor General of India Girish Kumar VSM.
The BWG is a joint body constituted by the governments of Nepal and India in 2014 to carry out works in the fields of construction, restoration and repair of boundary pillars including clearance of ‘no-man’s land’ and other technical tasks.