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Nepal, India agree to increase border security measures

(12 February 2015)

At a meeting of the joint task force on Nepal-India Border Management this week, representatives from India and Nepal agreed to increase the frequency of meetings in order to address border issues. The meeting was the 11th annual such joint task force and was designed to address issues related to narcotic smuggling, anti-social activities, and strengthening border posts.

At the meeting, Nepali representatives raised the issue of flooding in the border region, as well as the harassment of Nepali citizens by customs and border officials. The Indian representatives responded to Nepal’s concerns, noting that India has formed a technical team to examine the effects of Indian infrastructure on flooding. India also congratulated Nepal for their actions to seize counterfeit Indian currency.

Representatives agreed to meet more frequently to address similar concerns, a result that followed a recent decision by the countries to create joint management of border pillars from 11 March.

Sources:

Nepal, India agree to strengthen border security, 11 February 2015, Business Standard, http://www.business-standard.com/article/news-ians/nepal-india-agree-to-strengthen-border-security-115021101212_1.html

Nepal-India begin border security meet, 10 February 2015, Echo of India, http://echoofindia.com/kathmandu-nepal-india-begin-border-security-meet-78288