Firing incident at Indo-Nepal border near Bihar’s Sitamarhi district. Nepal India Border Tensions
INDIA NEPAL BORDER INCIDENT
The Director General (DG) Kumar Rajesh Chandra of Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) commented
“The incident took place between locals and the armed police force of Nepal… 1 Jawan was killed by Nepal police , while two were injured in the firing by the Nepal police,”
FROM WHAT WE KNOW SO FAR
Nepal’s Additional Inspector General of Police of the Armed Police Force Narayan Babu Thapa said
“a group of about 30 Indians got into an altercation with Nepalese security personnel in Narayanpur area, some 75 metres inside Nepalese territory.”
The deceased has been identified as Vikesh Yadav while the injured, with bullet wounds in their legs, have been identified as Umesh Ram and Uday Thakur.Yadav was shot in the chest.
The Indian establishment, however, chose to play down the incident, calling it a local issue.”This is a completely local issue with no country-to-country or force-to-force ramifications.The issue arose on the spot and the local police from either side are engaged with each other to sort the matter out. Our DIG is also in touch with DIG of Nepal APF and there is absolutely no tension on the border,” DG Chandra said
UNDERSTANDING BROADER IMPLICATIONS
India Nepal relations have been on a constant downward spiral since Chinese ambassador to Nepal helped saved the Oli Government
POINT TO NOTE
Although we cannot say for certain that the recent border incident where an Indian was killed is a reaction of the bad relations brewing between India and Nepal. It could very well be a local issue.
However this incident will further strait the image of Nepal in India.
Eventually India will have to consider some options regarding India Nepal border. Nepal India Border Tensions