Days after border dispute, Nepal prevents India from carrying out embankment work in Bihar

Days after engaging in a border dispute with India, Nepal has once again contested the international border and laid claim over Indian territory. This time, the area of contention happens to be the Nepal border with the Indian state of Bihar.

In a surprising turn of events, the Nepalese authorities have now stopped Indian officials from carrying out construction work along the border area. The embarkment-related work was being carried out by the Water Resources Department (WRD) of the Bihar state government in what Nepal is now calling ‘No Man’s Land’.

The incident occurred on June 15 on the banks of the Lal Bakey River in Bihar’s East Champaran district, 45 kilometres away from the Motihari town.

As the work was proceeding, Nepalese authorities interfered and prevented the fortification of the embankment from being completed.

The Indian authorities say that Nepal raising this kind of an objection suddenly comes as a surprise as construction work along the river has long been underway, with the embankment itself being constructed many years ago.

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