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India, Nepal agree to resolve border issues, rebuild pillars

Press Trust of India  |  Balrampur (UP) 

and have reached an agreement to resolve differences on reconstructing damaged pillars along the mutual border and clearing the encroachment on the "No Man's Land", an Indian said here today.

The agreement was reached during a meeting of Indian and Nepalese officials at the centre here, Balrampur District Misra said.

Six Nepalese officials and officials from five districts of took part in the meeting, he said.

and will soon start reconstructing the damaged pillars and clear the "No Man's Land" of encroachers, said Misra, the for the Indian side.

A team to survey the border areas for the purpose has arrived in Balrampur, Misra said, adding that the work to be carried out on the border has been divided into three parts.

They include identifying the damaged pillars, reconstructing them and clearing the

Misra said the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB), the Public Works Department, Revenue Department, and the will contribute to the process.

He hoped the resolution of differences will help in strengthening ties between the people of the two countries.

Hariprasad Mailani, the of the Nepalese side, said no one will be allowed to misbehave with the Indian people and jawans in

The SSB, which works under the the Union Home Ministry, is tasked with guarding the 1,751-km India-Nepal border.

shares a 599.3-km open border with Nepal touching seven districts - Pilibhit, Lakhimpur Kheri, Bahraich, Sravasti, Balrampur, Sidhharthnagar and Maharajganj.

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First Published: Mon, January 08 2018. 18:40 IST