Nepal sees red after China removes border pillars

Pic Courtesy: THE ECONOMIC TIMES

Border pillars in Nepal’s Daulkha district have vanished, indicating that Beijing has turned up the heat along the Himalayan nation’s borders. It appears to be yet another illustration of Beijing’s increasing assertiveness and utter disregard for international borders.
The Nepalese Home Ministry raised red flags by reporting the incident in village-Vigu, District-Daulkha to the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs.

According to EU Reporter, the China-Nepal border has always been a managed border structure, which was formed in 1960 by a mutual agreement between the two countries, which led to the establishment of the 1961 border treaty and the creation of the demarcation pillars.

The boundary line between Nepal and China has undergone many changes since the 1961 treaty, the most notable of which is the erection of 76 permanent border pillars. China is now attempting to alter the status quo to its advantage.

China encroached on Nepalese territory last September, constructing 11 buildings in Humla, a small district on the Nepalese frontier.

Nepal, on the other hand, claimed territories over Humla, which China, predictably, refused. This incident heightened tensions along the border, resulting in large-scale protests in front of the Chinese embassy in Nepal, with people chanting “Stop Chinese Expansionism.”

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