NA chopper set to airlift APF personnel to Chhangru, near Kalapani

Published On: May 12, 2020 04:20 PM NPT By: RSS

KATHMANDU, May 12: A contingent of Armed Police Force, Nepal is leaving the Lipulekh area for border security after the Indian side unilaterally constructed the road. 

According to the Ministry of Home, the APF team will leave here for Byas Rural Municipality-1 in Darchula district for the establishment of Border Outpost (BOP). 

Ministry’s Spokesperson Kedarnath Sharma said that the AFP personnel will head to Chhangru of Byas in a helicopter of Nepal Army. 

Chhangru lies at the distance of one kilometer away from Indian territory and 14 kilometers from China’s.   

In the first phase, 25 APF personnel will be deployed under the leadership of AFP, Nepal Inspector Mili Bahadur Chanda.

Deputy Superintendent of APF, Nepal Dambar Bahadur Bista said that needed logistics for the team are being readied today. It is learnt that the BOP will be stationed in a private rented-house in Chhangru village where the number of households stands 105.     

The Ministry has chartered MI 17 Helicopter of Nepal Army to airlift the APF personnel. 

Nepal Army’s spokesperson Bigyan Dev Pandey said that the helicopter will fly on Wednesday morning if there remains favorable weather.


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