India, Nepal to explore using satellite images in boundary survey work

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Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional and global groupings and agreements involving India and/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: BWG

Mains level: Boundary Issues between India and Nepal.


News

Context

  • India and Nepal have agreed to explore the possibility of using high resolution satellite images in boundary survey work.

Agreement over Boundaries

  1. During the 5th meeting of the Nepal-India Boundary Working Group (BWG) both sides agreed to continue mapping of no-man’s land encroachment and cross-border occupation.
  2. The two countries also agreed to maintain status quo in cultivation of the disputed land until an agreement is reached between the two governments.
  3. The meeting also agreed to finalise the work schedule for the remaining field seasons.

Nepal-India Boundary Working Group

  1. The BWG is a joint body constituted by India and Nepal in 2014.
  2. Its purpose is to conduct works in the fields of construction, restoration and repair of boundary pillars, including clearance of no-man’s land and other technical tasks.
Foreign Policy Watch: India-Nepal
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