KATHMANDU, The government has decided to recommend Chief of General Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma as Acting Chief of Nepal Army.
A cabinet meeting held at the Prime Minister’s Office in Singha Durbar made a decision to recommend his name as Acting Chief of the national army as the incumbent army chief Purna Chandra Thapa is taking a leave from August 8.
Lieutenant General Prabhu Ram Sharma was born on 5th January 1964 in Kathmandu. A graduate of Nepali Military Academy, he was commissioned into the Purano Gorakh Battalion, one of the oldest Infantry Battalions in the Nepali Army. He completed his Company Command and Staff Course from the Nepali Army War College (1988-89) and Command and Staff Officers Course from Army Command and Staff College (1996-97) Nepal. An alumni of National Defense College in India, he holds a Master’s Degree in History from the Tribhuvan University, Nepal, and Master of Philosophy in Defense and Strategic Study from the University of Madras, India.
Lt Gen Sharma has held various command and staff appointments at home and abroad during his career. He commanded an independent Infantry Company in 2001 and an Infantry Battalion in 2004. He has also led an Infantry Battalion to a peacekeeping mission in the African Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO). He has commanded two Infantry Brigades namely number 3 and 6 Infantry Brigades. His Division Command was in the Mid Division in 2017 as the General Officer Commanding (GOC), according to the Nepal Army.