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Indo-Nepal border pillars to be GPS-enabled

Decision in this regard was made at third meeting of Nepal-India Boundary Working Group in Kathmandu yesterday

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli during a ceremonial reception at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi
Prime Minister Narendra Modi greets his Nepalese counterpart Khadga Prasad Sharma Oli

Over 8,000 pillars along the Indo-will be equipped with positioning system using Global Navigation Satellite System, allowing authorities for the first time to effectively manage the more than 1,700-km-long porous Nepal's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said the Nepal-India Global Navigation Satellite System (NIB GNSS) would be used for Nepal-India pillars. The decision in this regard was made at the third meeting of Nepal-India Working Group (BWG) which concluded in Kathmandu yesterday, a statement from the ministry said. Krishna Raj BC, Director General of the Survey Department, led the Nepali delegation during the three-day meeting while the Indian delegation was led by Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India. "The meeting reviewed reports submitted before it by the SOC meetings and Joint Field Survey Teams (FST) and appreciated the progress made on the ongoing works carried out at Nepal-India border," the statement said. The officials decided that the completion of the "backlogged tasks from previous field seasons" will be given high priority, The Himalayan Times reported quoting the statement. "Both the delegations reaffirmed the importance of effective management.

In this context, they emphasised the importance of making local authorities and people living along the aware of the field works being conducted by joint field teams," it said. Before the meeting, the fourth meeting of Survey Officials' Committee (SOC) was held here from 20 to 22 June. The two countries have decided that the SOC would next meet in September this year and the in August 2017, in India.

First Published: Sun, June 26 2016. 16:48 IST