KATHMANDU: With the mounting public interest on Nepal-India border dispute, the Nepal Army has started a meticulous study on it.
After defense ministry level decision regarding the need to make a thorough and authentic study on the border, NA started the study for last 3 months.” the source told Khabarhub.
According to the sources, NA has established a separate unit entitled ‘ Treaty- Agreement and Map Study and Research Centre’ for the study.
According to the NA source, the center has started its work with the focus on the disputed area bordering with India.
“NA has set up a separate team for Survey and Border Monitoring,” the source said.
The Defense Ministry level decision of March 28, 2019, had asked NA to initiate a thorough study on various bilateral and multilateral treaties, agreements, maps and other important documents related to national security.
“Accordingly NA has started the work since Bhadra this year,” the source told Khabarhub.
The center led by a Brigadier General has 50 persons to work for the purpose.
Brigadier General Bigyan Dev Pandey, the Spokesperson of Nepal Army confirmed the news to Khabarhub and added that the center has already started the assigned task.
“Established as per the ministerial decision, the center has started working in coordination with other government agencies,” Spokesperson Pandey told Khabarhub.
Once the task is accomplished, the NA headquarter shall forward the report to the Ministry of Defense.
“Although the center shall make a thorough study on it, we are not the implementing mechanism,” added personnel in the team, ” We shall submit the report to the Ministry via our Headquarter, which provided it wants the government can bring into implementation as required”.