KATHMANDU, Feb 26: Major General of Nepal Army Ishwar Hamal has been appointed as the Head of the Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF) to Golan Heights.

KATHMANDU, Feb 25: Major General of Nepal Army Ishwar Hamal on Monday has been appointed by the Secretary-General of the United Nations António Guterres as the head of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nearly a dozen domestic flights were cancelled and several others including some international flights were affected due to the annual Army Day/Shivaratri rehearsal conducted by Nepal Army in Kathmandu on Tuesday.b

KATHMANDU, Feb 17: A bomb disposal squad of Nepal Army defused a grenade found on the roof of a private house at Godavari municipality-5 of Lalitpur district on Monday morning.

Over 13,000 visit Nepal Army Exhibition

February 16, 2020 09:08 am

KATHMANDU, Feb 16: A three-day Mega Exhibition organized by Nepal Army (NA) on its headquarters premises that showcased its activities from its establishment to the present concluded on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Feb 14: A taskforce formed by the State Affairs Committee (SAC) of the House of Representatives has sought investigation into the property of former chief of Nepal Army Rajendra Chhetri. The move of the taskforce comes in response to ‘several complaints’ that allege Chhetri’s involvement in ‘massive financial irregularities’ during his term in office. Chhetri served as army chief from September 2015 to September 2018.

KATHMANDU, Feb 13: Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, Ishwar Pokharel, has praised the Nepal Army, saying it has played central role in peacekeeping.

Gifts from India

January 31, 2020 10:32 am

First of all, let us congratulate India for celebrating its 71st Republic Day with all the usual tadak-bhadak that comes with hosting a parade. I think our government should also do the same and not confine the usual Republic Day program inside Tundikhel. Our netas and Nepal Army should celebrate all parades out on the streets. Let us all stand by the sidewalks and clap, wave our flags and enjoy the parades outside Tundikhel. Why not host the celebration along the Ring Road route?

KATHMANDU, Jan 22: The Kathmandu Metropolitan City and the Nepal Army have collaborated in starting free hemodialysis services at the Chhauni-based Birendra Military Hospital. Sixty-four years old Chandra Devi Maharjan of KMC-15 became the first beneficiary of the service on Tuesday.

BUTWAL, Jan 11: Nepal Army Mid-Western Division Headquarters, Butwal has organized Victory Marathon and Unity Run Competition on the occasion of National Unity Day on Saturday.

KATHMANDU, Jan 9: Nepal Army (NA) has asked its personnel deployed under the United Nations Mission for Iraq (UNAMI) to take necessary security precautions after Iran fired nearly two dozen ballistic missiles in US military bases in Iraq early Wednesday in retaliation for the killing of top Iranian commander Qasem Soleimani by the US on January 3.

NIJGADH, Jan 5: Supervision and monitoring of bordering areas encroached by India in Bara district has been carried out. A team comprising representatives from Foreign Ministry, Defense Ministry, Nepal Army, Nepal Police and District Administration Office carried out the supervision and monitoring of bordering areas and no man's land in the district.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepal Army on Thursday submitted the progress report on Kathmandu- Nijgadh Fast Track to National Concern and Coordination Committee of National Assembly.

Jaleswor, Dec 30: Nepal Army (NA) has distributed relief to cold wave survivors in the bordering villages of Mahottari district. People here have been reeling under pain and are in a difficult plight due to the biting cold, in the district for the past 14 days.

The government has decided to establish Defense University at Perungedanda of Banepa Municipality of Kavrepalanchok district. The recent meeting of the Council of Ministers has given permission to establish the university at the place.

US hands over two Skytrucks to Nepal Army

December 19, 2019 07:30 am

KATHMANDU, Dec 19: The United States on Wednesday handed over two M28 Skytrucks to the Nepal Army (NA), representing the first part of one of the largest security grants to Nepal in history.

GORKHA, Dec 18: Nepal Army has completed most of the reconstruction of earthquake-devastated Laprak village at Darche rural municipality-4 in Gorkha.

KATHMANDU, Dec 10: Nepal Army (NA) has unveiled eight different promotional activities to help make the Visit Nepal 2020 campaign a success.

Feast and fun in country side

November 24, 2019 09:02 am

It’s no sin to turn your back to the sun occasionally even if you worship it. It behooves well to plan for feasts and fun in the sun as it requires bare minimum resources in the countryside. You just need to snatch a couple of corn pods from the bunch, peel and extricate the grains, roast them in a handi (earthen fryer) and mix them with some roasted bhatmas (soybean). Never worry about thetna (half-roasted grains) as they team up with the soybean to fight hunger effectively.

KATHMANDU, Nov 3: Nepal Army (NA) on Saturday received a medium fixed-wing cargo aircraft it purchased from an Indonesia-based company, taking the number of its cargo aircraft and helicopters to 20.

What went wrong?

October 27, 2019 01:00 am

Everything might look honky dory from outside, but several challenges stare Nepali politics at the moment, some of them with roots in happenings of a decade back. The first is Comprehensive Peace Agreement (CPA) signed on November, 2016 between the government and warring Maoist. It was probably the first agreement of its kind in the world in which the agreement was signed more with the partners in peace than between the parties in conflict. Parties in conflict at the time were royal palace and Maoists. Agreement should have been between the two. Instead, agreement was signed between the Maoist and the parties which together were in anti-monarchy movement. Nowhere else are agreements signed between the partners in peace. This makes the peace accord fundamentally flawed.

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KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Directorate of Public Relations and Information (DPRI) of the Nepal Army has launched an investigation against 27 including 4 incumbent army personnel over alleged irregularities in the process of recruiting army personnel.

KATHMANDU, Oct 21: China has agreed to provide 150 million RMB (Rs 2.4 billion) to Nepal Army in the next three years as part of China’s Provision of Military Assistance Gratis to Nepal. An agreement to this effect was signed between Nepal’s Deputy Prime Minister and Defence Minister Ishwar Pokharel and his Chinese counterpart Wei Fenghe in Beijing on Saturday.

China pledges Rs 2.4b aid to Nepal Army

October 18, 2019 07:15 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: China has pledged military assistance worth Rs 2.4 billion to the Nepal Army for humanitarian and disaster relief purposes.

WUHAN, Oct 17: Countries participating in the Seventh World Military Summer Games hoisted their national flags on Thursday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 18: A Nepali Army team has bagged the gold medal in "Exercise Cambrian Patrol 2019" held at Brecon, Wales, United Kingdom recently.

Army plants trees

October 4, 2019 09:22 am

KATHMANDU, Oct 4: Nepal Army (NA) in partnership with Madhyapur Thimi Municipality and the Delegation of European Union to Nepal conducted a plantation program in Bishnu Kundal area of Bhaktapur on Thursday.

NA begins tree plantation campaign

September 22, 2019 07:23 am

KATHMANDU, Sept 22: Nepal Army has launched a massive tree plantation campaign to compensate the loss of those trees which were chopped down during the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track Project. The campaign was started on the occasion of the Constitution Day.

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KATHMANDU, Sept 21: Nepal Army, on the occasion of fourth Constitution Day 2019, has launched a comprehensive tree plantation campaign in place of those trees which were chopped down during the construction of Kathmandu-Terai expressway.


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Good job Nepal Army!

September 12, 2019 02:00 am

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Purna Chandra Thapa announced a series of sweeping changes inside the army. He made his property details public, a first-of-its-kind in the institution’s history.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: A motorcyclist died after being struck by an Army truck at Tripureshwor in Kathmandu on Thursday.

BIRGUNJ, Sept 4: Nepal Army has handed over the reconstructed houses to the families of tornado-hit two districts namely—Bara and Parsa amid a program in Birgunjon Wednesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 31: Nepal Army has constructed 869 houses under the People Shelter Reconstruction Programme in Bara and Parsa districts.

KATHMANDU, Aug 29: Nepal Army has said that it plans to complete the Kathmandu-Nijgadh Expressway in the next three and a half years.

Nepal Army clears Rs 6 billion arrears

August 26, 2019 14:10 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: Nepal Army (NA) has made a significant achievement in terms of clearing its arrears for the fiscal year 2018/19.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal national volleyball team has its eyes set on reaching the final of the fifth edition of the Asian Volleyball Confederation (AVC) Central Zone Senior Men’s Volleyball Tournament which starts today at Nepal Army’s Physical Fitness and Training Center in Lalitpur.

KATHMANDU, Aug 19: Nepal Army has approached the family members of Maina Sunar, a 15-year girl from Kavre who was abducted and killed by the army during the armed insurgency, apparently in an attempt to settle the case out of the court, it has been learnt.

KATHMANDU, Aug 14: Expressing serious concerns over growing involvement of Nepal Army (NA) in joint military exercises with various countries, ruling Nepal Communist Party (NCP) leader Bhim Rawal has called for stopping such military exercises.

Probe the fake credentials

August 13, 2019 02:00 am

We are used to with cases of top government officials, including the chief justice of the Supreme Court, altering date of births in the citizenship certificates and other academic documents to prolong their stay in powerful positions or to claim the benefits from the state.

KATHMANDU, Aug 12: As a part of his ongoing drive against the anomalies existing within the institution, Nepal Army (NA) chief Purna Chandra Thapa is preparing to take action against nearly three dozen army officers including some brigadier generals after they were found to have submitted forged academic credentials and changed their dates of birth to prolong their stay in office.

NA Major Singh arrested

August 10, 2019 20:45 pm

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Major Ajit Pratap Singh of Nepal Army has been arrested on Saturday evening. According to a source from the Nepal Army, Nepal Police has arrested Major Singh.

KATHMANDU, Aug 10: Expanding its various business ventures under its welfare activities, the Nepal Army (NA) is preparing to run pharmaceutical companies in the near future, a top army official said on Friday. Brigadier General Sagar Bahadur KC, who heads the Welfare Planning Directorate of Nepal Army, said they are currently making necessary preparation to establish such companies to manufacture vital medicines within the country.

KATHMANDU, Aug 7: The Defense Ministry has endorsed the Nepal Army’s proposal to procure 5,700 pieces of M7 Bayonet and weapon spare parts including NATO STANG Compatible Magazines from South Korea. The purchase is worth Rs 400 million.

KATHMANDU, Aug 5: The Nepal Army (NA) has planned to organize several events in a bid to make the Nepal Visit Year 2020 announced by the government a success.

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KATHMANDU, Aug 3: The Nepal Army has shown concern over the delayed detailed project report (DPR) of the fast track linking the Kathmandu Valley to Tarai/Madhes.

KATHMANDU, July 17: Nepal Army has been working relentlessly to provide rescue and relief efforts and other rehabilitation support.