Kathmandu, 22 September : The fifth meeting of Nepal-India boundary working group (BWG) concluded in Kathmandu.
Extensive discussion was held during the three-day meeting on various matters relating to ongoing Nepal-India boundary work, said a press release issued by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, adding that the meeting reviewed the outcome of the fourth meeting of BWG held in Dehradun, India in 2017 and observed that the guidelines issued by it were properly followed.
The meeting agreed to finalize the work schedule for the remaining field seasons. The possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work besides the technologies being currently used would be explored. While agreeing on continuing the task of mapping no-man's land encroachment and cross-border occupation as done in previous field seasons, it decided to make necessary correspondence to respective authorities to maintain and comply the earlier decisions made between the two sides regarding maintaining the status quo in the cultivation of land until a solution is reached between the two governments.
The Nepali delegation to the meeting was led by Director General at Department of Survey, Ganesh Prasad Bhatta, and the Indian delegation by Surveyor General of India, Girish Kumar VSM.
The BWG is a joint body constituted by the governments of Nepal and India in 2014 to carryout works in the fields of construction, restoration and repair of boundary pillars including clearance of No-man's land and other technical tasks.