KATHMANDU, Dec 23: A contingent of 210 Nepal Army (NA) peacekeepers including eight women led by Major Ranjit Thapa has left for Congo to serve at the United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of Congo (MONUSCO) on Wednesday. The contingent will replace the existing NA contingent deputed there.
The NA contingent left for the mission area via UN Chartered Flight, Ethiopian Airlines from Kathmandu.
At the call of the United Nations, the Nepal Army has been involved in various UN missions since 1958 to establish peace. Nepal has been making a significant contribution to the peace-building process in conflict-ridden countries through its participation in peace missions.