Nepal establishes border outpost in Kalapani

An Armed Police Force border outpost has been established in Chhangaru of Kalapani region in Darchula, on Wednesday, May 13, 2020.

Kathmandu, May 13

Amidst demands that the government tighten border security measures so as to avoid any kind of encroachment incidents in the future, the government on Wednesday established a border outpost in Chhangaru of Kalapani region in Darchula district.

The move follows India’s encroachment of the region as it recently inaugurated a link road to Manasarovar to go through the Nepali land.

The Armed Police Force established its BOP in Chhangaru in the presence of the force’s border security department chief, AIG Narayan Babu Thapa on Wednesday. Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa’s security advisor Indra Jit Rai among other officials were also present on the occasion.

“Currently, we are deploying 25 personnel there,” an APF official says, adding, “We are yet to supply sufficient logistic equipment for them.”

The BOP is around 12 km away from the core Kalapani region. APF Inspector Lili Bahadur Chandu will lead the station.

Currently, the BOP has been stationed at a rented house. The APF says it will construct its own building there soon.

Earlier on Monday, Minister for Foreign Affairs, had promised a parliamentary committee to establish the BOP in the region in the next few days.

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