India and Nepal have finally reached a consensus to resolve differences on reconstructing damaged pillars along the mutual border and clearing encroachment on the ‘No Man’s Land,’ an Indian official said on Monday.
The consensus was reached at a meeting of Indian and Nepalese officials at the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), group centre, Balrampur, District Magistrate Rakesh Kumar Misra said.
Six Nepalese officials and officials from five districts of UP took part in the meeting, he said. Both the countries will soon start reconstructing the damaged pillars and clear the ‘No Man’s Land’ of encroachers, said Misra, the Nodal Officer for the Indian side.
A team to survey the border areas has arrived in Balrampur, Misra said. The work to be carried out on the border has been divided into three parts.
These include identifying the damaged pillars, reconstructing them and clearing the No Man’s Land. Misra said the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the Public Works Department, Revenue Department, and the Nepali Police will contribute to the process.
Hariprasad Mailani, the Nodal Officer of Nepal, said no one will be allowed to misbehave with the Indian people and jawans in Nepal.
The SSB, which works under the Union Home Ministry is tasked with guarding the 1,751 kilometre India-Nepal border. UP shares a 599.3 km open border with Nepal touching seven districts – Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, Sidhharthnagar and Maharajganj