Two of the six new border outposts set up along the India-Nepal border by the neighbouring country has been removed. The Nepal Police, which manns the six outposts, dismantled two of them along the India border near Dharchula area of Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh district.
Nepal Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli had ordered the setting up of outposts a month ago after relations between the two countries soured. The move came after Nepal opposed inauguration of a strategically important road connecting the Lipulekh Pass with Dharchula town in Pithoragarh district by India.
Since then Nepal has passed a new map showing three India areas as theirs.
Local officials confirmed the same and said that their counterparts in Nepal said top Nepal government officials issued an order about the same. The two outposts were removed from Ukku and Bakra areas of Nepal’s Darchula district near Indo-Nepal border. Indian officials suspect the high cost of maintaining these posts, all of which are in remote mountainous regions, could be the main reason behind it.