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First India-Nepal Border Summit
Feb 24, 2015

India and Nepal discussed border security, people's movement, cross border trade and tourism and agreed to jointly promote the tourism in both countries at the first two- day Border Summit at Birganj city of Nepal near Indo-Nepal border. The summit was organized by the Consulate General office of India. 

 Key Points 

  • India said PM Narendra Modi's visit to Nepal has strengthened relation between the two neighbouring countries and cleared several road blocks. 

  • Officials and experts of both the countries discussed several topics regarding security, border trade and tourism. 

  • Nepal stressed on the need to relax customs norms on border and also expressed concern over denial of entry to sugarcane loaded tractors of bordering Parsa and Bara districts in Nepal into Bihar territory to supply sugarcane to mills of East and West Champaran districts. It may be recalled that SSB officials stopped Nepal tractors laden with sugarcane at Raxaul customs check posts.

  • The border summit assumed significance because both countries sharing a common culture had people to people contact along 1870 km open border. 

  • In a unique initiative, Indian border guarding force has replaced its gun-toting troops with a smiling non-combatized personnel team to interact and frisk people who cross over to India from international border of Nepal. 

  • This protocol has been put in place by SSB keeping in mind India's good relations with Nepal and the fact that a large numbers of civilians cross over to both the sides for their regular business. 

  • Both the countries had signed a MoU to enhance cooperation on tourism and trade on the sidelines of the 18th SAARC summit held at Kathmandu recently. 

  • India and Nepal have agreed to jointly promote the Buddhist circuits in India and Nepal. 

  • Both the governments with the co-operation of private sectors will run buses from Kathmandu to Varanasi, Bodh Gaya, Lumbini and Ayodhya to Janakpur, Kathmandu to Kamakhya soon.

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