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Nepal to buy raw materials for explosives from India


ANI Kathmandu [Nepal]
The Nepal government has forwarded the procedure to procure the raw materials for the manufacturing of explosives from India.
The raw materials, which include the chemicals for manufacturing of the explosives will be entirely used for the development activities, the Nepal Army claimed.
"In Nepal we use explosives for the construction of the roads, dams. The Nepalese Army has the responsibility of transporting and providing the explosives. The explosives are a dangerous commodity and if they land in wrong hands, it would not be correct, which is why it is controlled by the Nepalese Army," Spokesperson of the Nepal Army Brigadier General Gokul Bhandaree told ANI.
Nepal, which has been purchasing the raw materials for the explosives and other military equipment from India had run short of explosives for nearly one and a half year.
The Nepal Government this week only decided to write to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Industry, Finance and the Supply to take ahead the procedure to the Nepal Army for the acquisition of the required materials.
"We are running sort of these raw materials for one and a half year. Now we are getting the raw materials so within a short time we are going to produce the explosives which we want for these developmental activities," Bhandaree added.
Upon receiving the raw materials, the Nepal Army will process it in the immersion plant in Heatuda and prepare the explosives. As per the data from the Nepal Army, a total of three thousand six hundred metric ton explosives is required annually.

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First Published: Jun 28 2018 | 9:13 PM IST

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