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Nepal-India BWG meeting: PM Oli stresses to keep “Nepal interest” in forefront

Kathmandu, Sep 14 (UNI) Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has instructed to keep “national interest” in front in the upcoming meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG).
The fifth BWG meeting will take up construction, restoration and repairs of boundary pillars as well as works related to the clearance of no-man’s land and GPS observation of boundary pillars, a report published in Kathmandu post said on Thursday.
Nepal and India have deputed four technical teams to complete the boundary field works. Under the BWG, two technical teams—Survey Officials’ Committee (SOC) and Joint Field Survey Teams (FST)—have been constituted to look after technical issues.
To fix the boundary pillar, both sides use internationally accepted positioning system. Both use Nepal–India Boundary Global Navigation Satellite System (NIB GNSS).
Nepal has old map of Sugulai Treaty, new modern strip maps signed in 2007, past accords and agreements with Indian sides and some historical facts for boundary negotiations with India.
As per the available historic facts and maps, they should make the primary basis to resolve the bilateral boundary, the PM said.
“While keeping national interest at core, the PM instructed officials to resolve the boundary issue with India,” Foreign Minister Gyawali told mediapersons after the meeting with the PM on Thursday.
Out of 8,554 border pillars, a technical team of Nepal and India has installed more than 6,000 pillars after consensus in the last four years.
In 2014, the BWG had announced to complete the task of installing all border pillars with GPS facilities, clearance of no-man’s land, resolving the issue of cross holding of properties by residents on either side of the border apart from the disputed Susta and Kalapani. Due to various technical glitches, lack of adequate budget and other problems, the BWG had reset its target to resolve all boundary issues apart from Susta and Kalapani by 2021.
The PM instructed officials to maintain status quo on disputed areas if they arise during negotiations as well as allow residents to cultivate land until the final settlement of issue of cross holding of properties.
The PM told the Nepali team to take the help of local bodies and security agencies of both sides while fixing and resolving the installation of border pillars as well as clearing the no-man’s land.
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