Nepal’s Armed Police Force establishes border outpost towards China in Gorakha

Kathmandu: The Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal has established a Border Outpost (BOP) towards the northern border in the vicinity of Gorakha, facing China. According to Deputy Inspector General of Police Shailendra Thapa, the BOP has been set up in ChumnuBri Rural Municipality-1, located under APF No. 29 Gulmi Gorakha.

The BOP is situated approximately 164 kilometers north from the district headquarters of Gorakha. Erected at an altitude of 3,875 meters above sea level, the BOP is positioned approximately 15 kilometers close to the Ruilaa Pass, which lies along the border with China.

The establishment of the BOP in the Nepal-China border region aims to mitigate hazardous incidents, rescue citizens affected by snowstorms and avalanches, combat illegal theft, maintain control over smuggling, minimize criminal and unwanted activities in bordering areas, as well as carry out regular border surveillance.

Previously, the Armed Police Force had established nine BOPs towards China. Altogether, the Armed Police Force has established 144 BOPs along the border with India and 54 BOPs along the border with China.