Could This be Baburam’s Katwal Moment? Nepal Army Against Bulk Recruitment of Madhesis

The Nepal Army is dissatisfied with Tuesday’s (20 Dec) Cabinet decision (see below) to recruit 3,000 youths from the Madhesi and other minority communities. It plans to register its reservations with the government after receiving a formal order from the Ministry of Defence. Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai invited Chief of Army Staff General Chhatra Man Singh GurungContinue reading “Could This be Baburam’s Katwal Moment? Nepal Army Against Bulk Recruitment of Madhesis”

A Nepali Muslim Leader is Murdered in Kathmandu

In yet another incident of daring broad daylight shooting, Islamic Association General Secretary Faijan Ahamed was killed when two unidentified motorcycle-borne assailants opened five rounds of bullet in front of Tri Chandra Campus at Ghantaghar, which is right next to the Kathmandu Valley Police Office. The assailants attacked Ahmed, 36, at 1:45 pm when he was onContinue reading “A Nepali Muslim Leader is Murdered in Kathmandu”

American Diplomatic Cable: Nepal Army Took US Diplomats to Rolpa in 2002 to Show How it Was Fighting the Maoists

Details of that visit from the Americans 2002-04-22 11:22 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 03 KATHMANDU 000787 SIPDIS LONDON FOR POL/RIEDEL E.O. 12958: DECL: 04/21/2012 TAGS: PGOV PTER PREL PHUM ASEC NP SUBJECT: INTO THE MAOIST HEARTLAND – COUNTERINSURGENCY BY THE BOOK IN ROLPA DISTRICT REF: KATHMANDU 377 Classified By: Amb.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: Nepal Army Took US Diplomats to Rolpa in 2002 to Show How it Was Fighting the Maoists”

Nepal Army Senior Officers Corrupt: Indian Ambassador to American Officials

In a meeting with American officials on 11 March, 2006 in Kathmandu the then Indian Ambassador to Nepal Shiv Shankar Mukherjee had asserted that corruption in the then Royal Nepal Army (now Nepal Army) was high and the senior commanders were “content to acquire arms on the black or gray market” because that was profitableContinue reading “Nepal Army Senior Officers Corrupt: Indian Ambassador to American Officials”

Peaceful Nepal? Number of Armed Outfits ‘Goes Down Drastically’

SECURITY UPDATE By Anil Giri The Ministry of Home Affairs (MoHA) has claimed that the number of armed outfits operating across the country has significantly come down, thanks to the government’s operations against the groups that were launched nationwide one-and-a-half years ago. While there were 108 groups earlier, only 26 of them are active now.Continue reading “Peaceful Nepal? Number of Armed Outfits ‘Goes Down Drastically’”

American Cablegate: US-Indian Cooperation And Military Assistance to Nepal

Viewing cable 03KATHMANDU280, US-INDIAN COOPERATION AND MILITARY ASSISTANCE TO If you are new to these pages, please read an introduction on the structure of a cable as well as how to discuss them with others. See also the FAQs Reference ID: 03KATHMANDU280 Created: 2003-02-14 05:05 Released: 2011-03-15 00:12 Classification:SECRET//NOFORN Origin: Embassy Kathmandu This record isContinue reading “American Cablegate: US-Indian Cooperation And Military Assistance to Nepal”

Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty

India wanted to establish Nepal as a dependent state since it had ousted the British colonial regime. It did not want Nepal to have independent foreign relations. In 1975, the late King Birendra had proposed Nepal to be recognized internationally as a “zone of peace” which had received by 1990, support of 112 countries, includingContinue reading “Struggling For Nepal’s True Sovereignty”