JUMLA, Sept 12: The body of Nepalese Army (NA) Major Bimal Pandit, who was missing for the past 16 days, was recovered in the Bheri River on Tuesday.

KATHMANDU, Aug 28: A total of 6,070 Nepalese Army personnel and officials have been working as United Nations peacekeepers in 13 missions.

Dhading, Aug 23: The identity of four of the eight deceased in the Dhading bus accident has been established. The deceased have been identified as Than Bahadur Bhandari, 50, of Raghuganga-3 in Myagdi district, Kritika Sharma Paudel, 15, of Modi-1 in Parbat district, Sushil Ramtel, around 20, of Gajuri-8 in Dhading district and Suman Thapa, 24, of Fulbari-11 in Kaski district.

Efforts on to open Martadi-Kolti road

August 20, 2023 11:04 am

BAJURA, Aug 20: The Nepali Army is working to help open the Martadi-Kolti road, which remains blocked for traffic for the past two months due to landslides.

The Elephant in the Room

August 20, 2023 08:45 am

Scanning social media creates the impression that the Nepal Army is treated as a sacred cow—a virtually untouchable and sacrosanct institution. The slightest criticism leads to a barrage of offensive and defensive counter-criticisms, often escalating to personalized attacks that label the critic as anti-national, a foreign spy, or even a traitor.

In the midst of a challenging economic environment, the size of Nepal's national army has become a subject of intense debate. As the nation grapples with a significant budget deficit, it is only natural for concerns to arise about the right size of our security force.

KATHMANDU, July 15: The Nepal Army has announced the availability of approximately 400 vacancies across various positions.

KATHMANDU, May 29: President Ram Chandra Paudel attended a special ceremony held at the Nepal Army Pavilion, Tundikhel on the occasion of the 16th Republic Day today.

DAMAULI, May 22: Chief Minister (CM) of Gandaki Province, Surendra Raj Pandey today said the role of the Nepal Army in controlling incidents of natural disasters and in search and rescue efforts has been highly commendable.

KATHMANDU May 15: A group of 10 people, including five soldiers from the team involved in cleaning Everest and Lhotse mountains, has climbed the highest peak in the world under the direction of Nepal Army's Safa Himal Campaign, 2023.

KATHMANDU, April 23: Lumbini World Peace Forum and Nepal Army’s ‘Yuddha Kavach Battalion” joined hands on April 22 to plant 200 saplings of various fruits at Sitapaila, Kathmandu. The tree planting program was held under the theme of “Invest in our Planet.”

KATHMANDU, April 3: Unilever Nepal Limited has partnered with the Nepal Army towards the ‘Mountain Cleanup Campaign 2023’ with the theme ‘An Endeavour to save the Himalayas’.

KATHMANDU, April 1: A Nepal Army (NA) personnel has claimed that he has set a new Guinness World Record for the fastest inverted stair walk.

KATHMANDU, March 18: The Nepal Army is going to conduct 'Clean Mountain Campaign 2023' in four mountains including Mount Sagarmatha, the world's highest peak.

KATHMANDU, March 3: Nepal Army (NA) has dismissed Major General Prem Shahi from the service. Although Major General Shahi was arrested on charge of his involvement in financial irregularities, the military court eventually sacked him on the charge of ‘mutiny’.

KATHMANDU, Feb 27: The Nepal Army (NA) on Sunday conducted an integrated drill at the Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA) against plane hijacking based on its emergency action plan.

KATHMANDU, Feb 19: Nepal Army has set a world record by playing 555 Madals, a traditional Nepali drum, at one time.

KATHMANDU, Feb 18:  Nepal Army (NA) observed the Maha Shivaratri and Army Day-2079 BS at the Army Pavilion, Tudikhel.

KATHMANDU, Feb 9: The Nepali Army (NA) is set to conduct a "Safa Himal Abhiyan 2023" in accordance with the objective of protecting biological diversity and the environment.

KATHMANDU, Feb 6: Nepal Army (NA) has demanded registration of vehicles obtained from the UN Peacekeeping Mission and Chinese government.

KATHMANDU, Jan 28: Nepal Army celebrating the 260th anniversary of its establishment by organizing a variety of programmes.

KATHMANDU, Jan 3: Nepal Army (NA) has ‘detained’ Major General Prem Shahi in the barracks for what it said was an investigation into his alleged involvement in financial irregularities. This comes a day after the Supreme Court (SC) paved the way for him to stay in office for one more year.

GORKHA, Nov 20: A team of Nepal Army (NA) personnel has disposed the bomb found at the World Capital Secondary School polling station in Gorkha Municipality-8. The NA team deployed from Ripumardani Battallion disposed the bomb at 9:15 AM.

Nepal Army tops ITF gold medal list

October 17, 2022 11:05 am

KASKI, Oct 17: Nepal Army's Departmental Team has topped the ranking with seven gold medals in ongoing ITF taekwondo tournament under the 9th National Games.

KATHMANDU, Sept 5: The Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army General Manoj Pande was conferred the title of Honorary General of the Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on Monday. He was honoured at a special ceremony at the President’s official residence ‘Shital Niwas’ in Kathmandu. He was also presented a sword and scroll during the function.

KATHMANDU, August 25: Chief of Indian Army Manoj Pande is arriving in Kathmandu on October 5. He is set to come to Nepal for a four-day visit at the invitation of the Nepal Army Chief Prabhu Ram Sharma.

Soldier dies after falling off a cliff

August 11, 2022 17:08 pm

SURKHET, August 11:  A soldier of the Nepali Army who was working on the Karnali Corridor road construction has died.

BAJURA, July 31: A team of Nepali Army (NA) has diffused explosives found near the District Police Office, Bajura. The bomb disposal team of the Nepali Army diffused the bomb-like object found in the house of local Dinesh BK.

KATHMANDU, July 22: The Panauti Municipality in Kavre district has agreed to provide 2,500 roapnis of land to the Nepal Army to run a Military Academy. The municipality made the decision to give the land of Indreshwor Thalpu Community Forest Area in ward no. 8 and 9, according to Senior Administrative Officer and Information Officer at the Panauti Municipality Indra Prasad Adhikari.

KATHMANDU, July 16: United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has appointed Major General of Nepal Army Nirmal Kumar Thapa as Head of Mission and Force Commander of the United Nations Disengagement Observer Force (UNDOF).

GORKHA, July 12: The Nepal Army has handed over an 18 km stretch of the ‘11 Kilo Chhepetar Bhaluswara Barpak Road Project’ of Benighat-Arughat-Larkebhanjyang Road. The section from Dharche Rural Municipality-7 Hawadanda to Ward No. 3 Dobhan was handed over to the project office on Monday, said Binod Bhatta, technical officer of Nepal Army.

KATHMANDU, June 18: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Prabhu Ram Sharma left for Lebanon on Saturday for an official visit, leading a seven-member team.

KATHMANDU, June 15: The Nepal Army (NA) has made it clear that it has not entered into any agreement with either the US Army or the US government regarding the Strategic Partnership Program (SPP).

KATHMANDU, June 14: Member of the House of Representatives Prem Suwal has said that a 10-point agreement was being reached between the Nepal Army and the US Army and demanded an answer from the government on the issue.

KATHMANDU, June 6: The Nepali Army (NA) has collected as much as 34 tons of waste from four mountains under the 'Clean Mountain Campaign' this year.

KATHMANDU, June 3: The Nepal Army has handed over its NA-039 Cheetah Helicopter along with 47 parts to Manmohan Technical University of Province 1 to innovate students studying Bachelors of Aeronautics Engineering following the decision made by the Council of Ministers on May 8.

KATHMANDU, May 29: Nepal Army (NA) has said that the search for the Tara Air plane that went missing this morning while flying to Jomsom from Pokhara is underway.

CHITWAN, May 7: The Nepal Army has taken charge of the security of critical areas in view of the upcoming local level elections in the district. Accordingly, the Nepal Army has taken charge of the security of Chitwan and Bharatpur airports.

KATHMANDU, April 25: The Nepal Army's Shree No 25 Field Company (Engineering Company) has constructed a 12-kilometer-long road in Congo.

KATHMANDU, March 11: A large number of socket bombs are found at Odhar of Burkisalla in Sisne Rural Municipality-2 of East Rukum district.

KATHMANDU, Feb 24: The Indian Army has gifted 100,000 doses of ‘Made in India’ COVID-19 vaccines to the Nepali Army under the Government of India’s ‘Vaccine Maitri’ initiative.

KATHMANDU, Feb 23: The Nepal Army has had to bear the loss of its personnel in various disasters including wildlife attacks at different times in the course of nature conservation. At a press conference organized by the Nepal Army on Tuesday, it was reported that 114 people have lost their lives in various incidents since the establishment of the National Park, Wildlife and Hunting Reserves in the country.

KATHMANDU, Jan 10: The 62nd Shree Barda Bahadur Battalion (Peace Corps) of Nepal Army deployed in the UNIFIL Mission in Lebanon for peacebuilding at the call of the United Nations has succeeded in becoming the best among the peacekeepers deployed from 10 other nations.

Silwal is new Nepali Army spokesperson

January 4, 2022 16:35 pm

KATHMANDU, Jan 4: The Nepali Army has appointed Brigadier General Narayan Silwal as its spokesperson. He will formally take charge of his office in the second week of this month. He is currently the Chief of the Nepali Army's No 1 Brigade based at Balaju.

NA peacekeepers leave for MONUSCO, CONGO

December 23, 2021 16:18 pm

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.

Gautam’s call for increasing inclusivity in NA too aims to mislead the audience. NA is a voluntary service and there is no policy or culture in NA to proscribe anyone based on caste, ethnicity, creed, or gender. In fact, NA has remained the most inclusive institution in Nepal since its inception.

Nepal Army has called photographers to participate in the photography competition 'Nepal Army Photo Contest-2078.' According to a press statement released by Nepal Army on Monday, it has been conducting the photo competition internally since last year with the objective of archiving various activities of the Nepal Army through photographs.

KATHMANDU, Dec 13: The 1st COAS National Lawn Tennis Tournament-2078 organized by the Nepal Army and technically supported by the Nepal Lawn Tennis Association has been inaugurated by Chief of Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma at a ceremony held at the Lawn Tennis Court at Jangi Adda.

SIMIKOT, Nov 30: A total of 78 quintals of food grains was transported to Limi at Namkha Rural Municipality-6 on Monday. Limi is located in the remote northern belt of Humla district.

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