Indian security apparatus gears up for Nepal elections

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New Delhi, Mar 24 (UNI) The Indian security establishment is all geared up for the forthcoming elections in the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal, a senior security official has said.

DG, Sashtra Seema Bal (SSB) Gopal Sharma said here that the paramilitary force guarding the porous 1751 km long Indo-Nepal border has set up a control room and was carrying out special monitoring to ensure peace during the April 10 elections in Nepal.

''The Ministry of Home Affairs has asked states to ensure co-ordination with SSB ahead of the elections in the Himalayan Kingdom,'' he told reporters here.

The SSB has already started mobilising force to the international border and was co-ordinating with state police forces.

Sources, meanwhile, said the Indo-Nepal border would be sealed four days before the elections in Nepal on April 10. The MHA will hold a high-level meeting with states orderig Nepal on April 1.

Since January, 2001, SSB was declared as a border guarding force and lead intelligence agency (LIA) for Indo-Nepal border and assigned the task of guarding the 1751 km long Indo-Nepal border along the states of Uttarakhand (275 km), Uttar Pradesh (551 km), Bihar (726 km), West Bengal(100 km) and Sikkim (99 km).

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