Boundary Working Group: India-Nepal

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  • August 28, 2020
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Boundary Working Group: India-Nepal

Part of: GS-Prelims and GS-II – International Relations

In News:

  • Recently, it has been reported that Nepal has proposed a meeting of the Boundary Working Group (BWG) in August end or early September 2020.

Important value additions 

Boundary Working Group (BWG)

  • It is a joint agency constituted by the governments of India and Nepal in 2014. 
  • Objective: To carry out works in the fields of construction, restoration and repair of boundary pillars including clearance of ‘no-man’s land’ and other technical tasks.
  • Led by: The Surveyor General of India. 
  • The BWG is different from the foreign secretaries meeting that is being sought to discuss the Kalapani border dispute. 
  • It is an important mechanism to review the boundary work. 
  • The BWG’s inputs are critical as they are given to the governments on the basis of field-level survey.

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