Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand) [India], June 26 (ANI): Dharchula SDM Anil Kumar Shukla on Friday informed that Nepal has recently closed the footbridge connecting India-Nepal several times, disrupting the supply of essential commodities into their country.
He said he will raise the issue in the next friendly meeting with Nepal.
"Recently, a number of times Nepal closed the footbridge connecting India-Nepal, disrupting the supply of essential commodities into their country. We'll raise this issue in our next friendly meeting with Nepal," Shukla told ANI.
Earlier in the day, the Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) deployed additional forces along the India-Nepal border from Pithorgarh's Dharchula to Kalapani.
Inspector Santosh Negi told ANI that apart from other forces deployed here, there are SSB personnel deployed.
According to SSB sources, the Nepal border is put on alert. In Uttarakhand, the open border with Nepal has been sealed. The Nepal border in the lesser populated area is also being guarded with SSB Jawans.
This comes amid tensions between Kathmandu and New Delhi over a new map in which the neighbouring country has staked claim over some Indian territories. (ANI)