Kathmandu, November 20
While the Nepal and India are yet to take any formal initiatives to resolve a recent dispute surfaced over the new political map of India, border security officials of the two countries are opening a three-day meeting in Pokhara on Wednesday. The meeting will discuss some technical issues of border security and not the recent dispute, officials inform.
Nepal’s Armed Police Force chief Shailendra Khanal and India’s Sashastra Seema Bal chief Kumar Rajesh Chandra will lead their respective sides in the meeting. A five-member Indian delegation is already in Pokhara.
Sources say cross-border crimes, joint patrolling on the borderland and information exchange are major items of the agenda.
The neighbours have agreed to conduct such meetings every year, but only three were held in the past seven years. The last meeting was held in August 2016 in India.