Nepal is constructing permanent quarters and barracks for the deployment of troops across its border near Kalapani in Uttarakhand. Nepal claims its claim on the Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura areas of Uttarakhand. This step of Nepal is quite shocking because before this Nepal had never deployed troops in this area.
These barracks are being built in Changeru, 13 km from Kalapani. Earlier this year, Nepal released a new map of its country covering Kalapani, Lipulekh, and Limpiyadhura areas. India has consistently reiterated that these three areas fall in the Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.
Nepal's Home Minister Ram Bahadur Thapa laid the foundation stone of barracks and quarters in Changeru on Friday. In these barracks, there will be Nepal Armed Police Force soldiers who will play the role of the army along with the implementation of the law.
A source in the Uttarakhand government told the Telegraph, Thapa, in a conversation with the villagers of Sitapul near Changru, said that it is a great opportunity for the youth of Nepal to join the Armed Police Force as the Armed Police Force is planning to expand.
Armed Police Force spokesperson Raju Aryal said, "We are going to build a barrack in Changu to monitor the Indo-Nepal border." A source in the Uttarakhand government said that security forces personnel were never deployed to monitor the movement of civilians near the border. People from both countries could roam across the border from Befikri. But now the armed police forces are preventing our citizens from coming to their land. Therefore, we are not allowing the entry of Nepali people in our border.
Recently, the government of Nepal included a new map of Nepal in the school curriculum as well. However, as the dispute escalated, the government withdrew its decision. In 1962, after the end of the war with China, Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru requested King Mahendra of Nepal to give his army some more time. But even after 60 years, instead of removing its army from Nepal's land, the Indian government is including these areas in its map when this land was given to it temporarily.
Nepal has also decided to mark the new map on one and two rupees coins of its country. It is obvious that such steps of Nepal will reduce the scope for bilateral talks between India and Nepal and decrease tension.