KATHMANDU, Nov 26: The Indian Army has provided TATA LPTA 1628 Workshop Trucks to Nepali Army.

KATHMANDU, Nov 19: The “Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare” training, which was conducted with an objective to impart knowledge about counter insurgency and jungle warfare to the Nepal Army as well as foreign military personnel, has successfully concluded, according to the Public Relations Directorate of Nepal Army.

Nepal Army truck turns turtle in Gorkha

November 15, 2021 10:45 am

GORKHA, Nov 15: A Nepal Army truck has met with an accident while returning to Bhachchek of Ajirkot village, according to Major Prakash Pariyar of the Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: Indian President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army on Chief of Staff of Nepal Army Prabhu Ram Sharma amidst an investiture ceremony held at the Rashtrapati Bhavan on Wednesday.

Nepali peacekeepers leave for South Sudan

November 10, 2021 14:00 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 10: The first peacekeeping team of the 8th Battalion of the Chandannath Battalion, led by Lieutenant Colonel Saroj Rana, left for South Sudan on Tuesday at the call of the United Nations.

Army chief leaves for New Delhi

November 9, 2021 14:55 pm

KATHMANDU, Nov 9: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma has left for New Delhi for a four-day official visit at the invitation of Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane.

BIRATNAGAR, Oct 9: Newly-appointed Minister for Defense, Dr Minendra Prasad Rijal has said that national security is a matter of collective consensus.

KATHMANDU, September 2: The Indian Army has extended invitations to all living former chiefs of Nepal Army (NA) to participate in its Army Chiefs' Conclave being organized on September 17-18 in New Delhi.

Prabhu Ram Sharma is new Army Chief

August 27, 2021 18:26 pm

KATHMANDU, August 27: President Bidya Devi Bhandari has appointed Chief of General Staff of Nepal Army, Prabhu Ram Sharma, as the new chief of the national army.

Nepal Army soldiers beat up locals

August 25, 2021 16:57 pm

UDAYAPUR, August 25: Locals from Triyuga Municipality, Bhulke were thrashed by some soldiers of the No. 18 Brigade of Nepal Army on Tuesday. Two women and a man were injured in the attack when they had gone to collect fodder for their livestock.

General Thapa also knew very well that cooperation and coordination with other security agencies is a must to ensure effective national security and acted accordingly. His visit to Nepal Police Headquarters -- the first time ever by any incumbent army chief -- to congratulate newly-appointed Nepal Police Chief Shailesh Thapa is a testimony to this. General Thapa also ensured equally close coordination with the Armed Police Force (APF), which is mandated to guard Nepal's international border. It was never such a close cooperation the army established with other security agencies.

KATHMANDU, July 31: The Kathmandu-Terai/Madhes Expressway has achieved only 16.10 percent of the overall physical progress of the construction works.

KATHMANDU, The government has decided to recommend Chief of General Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma as Acting Chief of Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Nepal Army (NA) has handed over Khulalu-Laifu-Salisalla road section of Karnali corridor to the government agency concerned.

JALESHWAR, July 14: An army man has committed suicide by shooting himself at Ranabhim Barracks of the Nepal Army at Jaleshwor municipality-9 of Mahottari district Wednesday morning.

KATHMANDU, June  11: United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Stefano Del Col on Thursday handed over the mission’s annual environmental awards to three military units for implementing environment-friendly initiatives in their bases and host communities.

KATHMANDU, June 5: Australia has provided medical supplies to the Nepal Army to fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

KATHMANDU, June 4: The Secretary-General of the United Nations has presented a letter of commendation to Nepal Army’s Brigadier General Bigyan Bista in recognition of his indomitable bravery and initiative in preventing ethnic violence in South Sudan.

KATHMANDU, May 27: Nepal Army has lost a high-ranking official to COVID-19.

KATHMANDU, May 16: Nepal Army (NA) has contracted two Chinese companies to construct the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track despite the parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC)’s direction to stop the process on suspicion of irregularities, mainly in the second phase construction.

KATHMANDU, May 5: Nepal Army has asked all retired military health workers to stand ready for recall to duty.

KATHMANDU, April 30: The Mountain Cleaning Campaign-2021 team led by the Nepal Army has found two human remains with mountaineering gears 200 meters South of Dhaulagiri Base Camp and a helicopter wreckage numbered 9N-ACR approximately one kilometer from the same base camp toward the Italian Base Camp on April 29, 2021.

KATHMANDU, April 30: Nepal Army has been performing the cremation of people dying of COVID-19.

Former Nepal Army Chief Rana dies

April 5, 2021 11:18 am

KATHMANDU, April 5: Former Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Arjun Narsingh Rana passed away on Sunday. He was 91.

KATHMANDU, March 15: The parliamentary Public Accounts Committee (PAC) has stepped up efforts to investigate the second phase contract awarding process for the construction of the Kathmandu-Tarai Fast Track by Nepal Army (NA).

KATHMANDU, March 11: A special function was held at Sainik Manch, Tudikhel in the capital on Thursday to mark the Army Day.

KATHMANDU, March 6: Nepal Army's warrant officer second class Krishna Bahadur Basnet has won the title of the Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Sixth Open Marathon, 2021. He completed the 42.195-km full marathon in 2 hours 21 minutes and 59 seconds.

Follow spirit of brave ancestors: PM Oli

February 21, 2021 17:07 pm

KATHMANDU, Feb 21: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has urged everyone to follow the spirit of the brave ancestors in addition to the recollection of, and honor to them. PM Oli said it while inaugurating a seminar on 'Rastriya Sewa Dal on volunteering role' organized at Nepal Army Headquarters today.

Why Nepal needs a defense university

February 16, 2021 08:00 am

Formulating a vibrant defense policy to counter the security threats can be possible when we have qualified human resources in the country. The Defense University will do just that.

KATHMANDU, Feb 1: Tonight some 10 unusual vehicles will ply the Ring Road in Kathmandu Valley. They are the Armoured Personnel Carriers (APC) of Nepal Army (NA) that will be hitting the road as a part of NA’s routine exercise.

KATHMANDU, Jan 21: Soldier Radhika Thapa has added another page in the history of female pioneers in the Nepali Army (NA) by becoming the first ever female soldier to have completed the demanding and arduous Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare (CIJW) course.

KATHMANDU, Jan 11: "Prithvi Narayan Shah Study Center" was inaugurated on Monday, coinciding with the 299th birth anniversary of Prithvi Narayan Shah, the father of modern Nepal.

KATHMANDU, Dec 20: Following the controversial move from Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli to recommend dissolution of the House of Representatives, the Nepal Army headquarters held a meeting with all the division heads sensing possible violence and anti-government protests.

KATHMANDU, Dec 1:  Nepal Army (NA) peacekeepers deputed in South Sudan have earned huge appreciation from UN and other stakeholders for prompt and successful initiatives to avoid an imminent inter-communal clash between two ethnic groups, thereby protecting a huge number of civilians in Cueibet village in the Lakes region.

As per health ministry’s data, the mortality rate stands at 0.63 percent, while the record maintained by Nepal Army shows fatality rate at 1.02 percent

Nepal Army defuses two IEDs in Humla

November 22, 2020 16:02 pm

HUMLA, Nov 22: A team of Nepal Army soldiers defused two improvised explosive devices (IEDs) planted at the main entrance of the Agriculture Development Office at Simkot Rural Municipality-6 in Humla district on Sunday.

KATHMANDU, Oct 24: Today marks the 75th Anniversary of the United Nations (UN), a global organization founded in the aftermath of the Second World War. Owing to its inception to establish peace, the first sentence of the preamble of the UN charter, which contains 111 articles in 19 chapters, says, ''We the peoples of the United Nations determined to save succeeding generations from the scourge of war, which twice in our lifetime brought untold sorrow to mankind.''

KATHMANDU, Oct 23: The Nepali Army is organizing Phulpati Badhai ceremony today at Tudikhel, Kathmandu.

KATHMANDU, Oct 9: Nearly 3,000 Nepal Army (NA) personnel have been infected with coronavirus disease (COVID-19) as of Friday.

Republica Morning Brief: Sept 27

September 27, 2020 08:15 am

A group of youths staged a demonstration in Kathmandu, demanding justice to 12-year-old Samjhana Kami from Bajhang district in Far-western Nepal. She was raped and murdered a few days ago. In the protest organized by the United Dalit Youths Struggle Committe at Maitighar on Saturday afternoon, the participants demanded stringent punishment against the rapists. The participants carried placards that read “Hang the rapists to death”, “Ensure rule of law”, “Justice for Samjhana”, and “Love me, but not rape” in a bid to exert pressure on the government to launch a thorough investigation into the case and take stringent action against the culprits.

So far 2,197 Nepal Army Personnel have contracted the virus

KATHMANDU, Aug 17: Three Nepal Army (NA) officials including a Brigadier General have faced dismissal from the service over their involvement in financial irregularities and breaching military discipline.

KATHMANDU, July 10: Breaking all past traditions and hierarchy, Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa on Friday visited Nepal Police Headquarters in Naxal to congratulate the newly-appointed chief of Nepal Police, Shailesh Thapa Chhetri.

Israeli contribution for Nepal Army

June 25, 2020 09:00 am

Diplomatic relations between Nepal and Israel were established on June 1, 1960. Israel opened its embassy in Kathmandu in March, 1961 and Nepal opened its Consulate in Israel in 1993. Nepali Ambassador to Egypt was concurrently accredited to Israel until Nepal established her embassy in Tel Aviv on August 13, 2007. The bilateral relations, marked by mutual cooperation, goodwill, understanding and friendship have expanded in various developmental and cooperation areas. Nepal was the only country in the region until recent past to recognize Israel by maintaining continued diplomatic relations.

KATHMANDU, May 30: Nine senior officials of Nepal Army (NA) including a major general, who recently tendered his resignation from the service, have faced action for their involvement in financial irregularities while serving at the Directorate of Army Aviation.

KATHMANDU, May 29: While taking a strong exception to the controversial writeups involving the Nepal Army in two Indian media  outlets -- The Hindustan Times and tfipost.com -- vis-á-vis provocative  remarks by the Indian army chief on border issues, Nepal Army (NA) has said the lengthy writeups 'woven with    lies, innuendo and mischief'  undermine the army as an institution and its constitutional   obligation.

KATHMANDU, May 19: The Nepal Army imported 18.8 tons of medical supplies from China on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, May 18: Nepal Army has started inspection in various parts of the capital in a bid to check the misuse of army uniform during the ongoing lockdown.

A COVID Challenge for Nepal Army

May 14, 2020 17:05 pm

It breaks our hearts to see the plight of thousands of our Nepali compatriots stranded just across our southern border desperately trying to return to their motherland but prevented from doing so, not by any alien power but by their own government.

KATHMANDU, April 8: Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has lauded the role played by the Nepal Army in the fight against novel coronavirus. The Prime Minister said this in a message sent to the newly-commissioned officer cadets completing officer cadet basic course at the Nepali Military Academy, Kharipati, Bhaktapur. A total of 132 cadets including four foreign nationals completed the 48th batch of the course today.