DPM Pokharel to inspect Kalapani area

DARCHULA, Feb 16: Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokhrel is inspecting Kalapani area in Darchula district, a disputed area between Nepal and India, today.

He will inspect the Kalapani area after attending a function of the Darchula Chamber of Commerce and Industry, according to Darchula CCI President Mangal Singh Thugunna.

He is also scheduled to inspect the Nepali Army barrack in the district.

DPM Pokharel is accompanied by a 10-member team including joint secretary at the Ministry of

Similarly, he will be addressing a cadres’ gathering (district-level), said NCP’s Darchula chair Ganesh Khatri.

The Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defense will make an aerial inspection to the Byas area.

Security arrangements have been tightened due to the visit schedule.

It may be noted that the latest political map of India presents Nepal’s territory Kalapani, Lipulek and Limpiyadhura as Indian parts and India’s move was protested at home and the government had claimed the ownership upon encroached territory.

Lately, homework has begun to give the responsibility of implementing the Darchula Tinkar Road Construction Project extending from Darchula to Kalapani to the Nepal Army. RSS