Kathmandu: – Indian and Nepalese security forces have started joint patrolling. The soldiers of Nepal Police, Armed Police Force of Nepal and Indian Border Security Force are on patrolling duty on the border, at Krishna Nagar in the Kapilvastu district of Nepal. These soldiers are responsible for keeping a watch on illegal activities across the border. While reports are being received of China constructing military buildings, intruding into the Nepalese territory, this joint patrolling by the India and Nepal security forces, on the border, has been started.
Against the background of the Coronavirus pandemic, the India-Nepal border was sealed till 14th November. At the same time, India and Nepal security forces have started joint patrolling in the border areas, to stop narcotics smuggling and other illegal activities. 26 soldiers each from India and Nepal are deployed in this area. Nepal police said that India responded positively, expressing concerns over border security. Krishna Nagar is an important sector on the India-Nepal border. India has said that it is committed to increasing deployment in this area, to stop illegal and criminal activities. A border dispute had flared up between India and Nepal since the last few days. Against this background, this joint patrolling becomes a significant development.
Meanwhile, China has constructed 9 military buildings, intruding nearly 2 kilometres into the Nepal border. It has been exposed that China has encroached territory in the Humla district of Nepal. Moreover, Nepalese citizens are being stopped by Chinese soldiers. The constructions were discovered when Vishnu Bahadur Lama, the head of the village, visited the border areas. He tried going to the place to oppose the work. But the Chinese soldiers stopped him. Lama has posted photographs of the Chinese constructions. Before this, reports have been published of Chinese encroachment in 7 Nepalese districts. China is encroaching the land under the pretext of development projects.