Nepal Army to be deployed in Lybya as UN peacekeepers

Published On: November 29, 2016 07:47 PM NPT

KATHMANDU, Nov 29: Representing the United Nations, the Nepal Army (NA) is all set to be deployed in African nation Lybya for peacekeeping mission.

At the request of the UN, the Nepal government is deploying a special guard unit of the Nepal Army as UN peacekeepers for the first time in Lybya.

A specialized unit of 234 Nepali troops under the command of Lt.  Colonel Subas Thapa will guard UN properties and provide security for UN staffers working in Lybya.

The NA is sending a specialized squad of Nepali troops to Lybia at the request of the United Nations that highly esteems the NA for its professional skills, discipline, bravery and dutifulness. 

Birendra Peace Operations Training Center, Panchkhal on Tuesday organized a closing ceremony for soldiers to be deployed for peacekeeping mission in Sudan and Lybya, where President Bidhya Devi Bhandari showed up and encouraged the soldiers to work wholeheartedly and make a good impression.

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