Kathmandu- Official discussions will be held between Nepal and India next week for the first time since the border dispute over Kalapani, Limpiyadhura and Lipulekh.
According to the Indian Express, discussions are underway between officials of the two countries for next week to evaluate the projects being implemented in Nepal with the help and cooperation of the Indian government.
The Nepali delegation will be led by Foreign Secretary Shankar Das Bairagi and the Indian side will be led by Indian Ambassador to Nepal Vinay Mohan Quatra.
However, due to the ongoing pandemic, the meeting is likely to be held via video conference. Although the date of the meeting has not yet been formally announced, it is scheduled to be held on August 18, according to a source quoted by the Indian Express.
Indian embassy Spokesperson Abhishek Dubey confirmed the routine oversight mechanism meeting, which will be focused on an overview of the projects.
India is currently building roads in the Terai region, helping Nepal in its post-earthquake reconstruction work to build railway lines, a police training academy, a polytechnic college, an oil pipeline and border check posts.
The last meeting of the joint committee formed in 2016 to evaluate the projects was held in July 2019. While Kathmandu had proposed talks to discuss the boundary issue and tentatively scheduled it for March, it had to be put off due to the Covid-19 outbreak.