Nepal Army officer cadet awarded with prestigious 'Int'l Sword of Honor' in UK (With video)

Published On: December 13, 2020 07:45 AM NPT By: Republica  | @RepublicaNepal

KATHMANDU, Dec 12: A second lieutenant of Nepal Army, Peter Thapa has been awarded with the prestigious "International Sword of Honor" for his excellent performance in Britain's Royal Military Academy Training in Sandhurst, UK. 

According to Nepal Army Spokesperson Brigadier General Santosh Ballav Poudel, Second Lieutenant Thapa was awarded for the best performance among foreign candidates undergoing officer cadet training at the UK's military training academy. "A Nepal Army officer cadet has received an Overseas Sword for this sterling performance during the training," said Spokesperson Paudel. 



Video courtesy: The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

Although NA soldiers are known for their exceptional performance during similar kinds of training abroad, many in Nepal say this is the first time in 20 years that a Nepali trainee was able to receive this prestigious award.

Along with the Overseas Sword, Second Lieutenant Thapa was also able to bag the "Platoon Commander - Instructor Pass" award. It is said that this is the first time any Nepal Army officer cadet has bagged the "Platoon Commander - Instructor Pass" award during overseas training in the UK.

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