The 3rd meeting of Nepal–India Boundary Working Group (BWG) was held in Kathmandu from 23 to 25 June 2016. The Nepalese delegation was led by Mr. Krishna Raj B.C., Director General of Survey Department, Government of Nepal, and the Indian Delegation was led by Dr. Swarna Subba Rao, Surveyor General of India. The meeting was preceded by the 4th meeting of Survey Officials’ Committee (SOC) in Kathmandu from 20 to 22 June 2016.
The BWG meeting reviewed reports submitted before it by the SOC meetings and Joint Field Survey Teams (FST), and appreciated the progress made on the ongoing boundary works carried out at Nepal–India border. The meeting finalized the target and schedule for the next field season. It was decided that the completion of the backlogged tasks from previous field seasons will be given a high priority. The meeting approved internationally accepted positioning system using Nepal–India Boundary Global Navigation Satellite System (NIB GNSS) for Nepal–India boundary pillars.
Both the delegations reaffirmed the importance of effective boundary management. In this context, they emphasized the importance of making local authorities and people living along the border aware of the field works being conducted by joint field teams.
The meeting concluded with the signing of agreed minutes. The next meeting of SOC will be held in September 2016 and the next BWG in August 2017 in India.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs
25 June 2016