General Rana’s Political and Undiplomatic Statement

Update: The Nepali Army today issued a press statement claiming that comments attributed to him are false and that he didn’t give any formal interview to any news outlets during his trip to India last week. “The news reports published in a few media outlets in the past few days that Chief of the Army MrContinue reading “General Rana’s Political and Undiplomatic Statement”

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”

So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)

Leaders agree on number of Maoist guerillas to be integrated KATHMANDU, NOV 01 – The peace process that was started five years ago in 2006 is likely to witness its logical conclusion. The meeting of the top brass leaders of the major political parties—Nepali Congress, CPN-UML, UCPN (Maoist) and the Samyukta Loktantrik Madhesi Morcha—on TuesdayContinue reading “So the Magical Number for Nepal’s Peace Process is 6,500 (?)”

American Diplomatic Cable: A Meeting with Nepal Army Chief Pyar Jung Thapa

C O N F I D E N T I A L KATHMANDU 001504 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/12/2016 TAGS: PHUM PGOV PTER MASS NP SUBJECT: CHIEF OF ARMY STAFF ON HUMAN RIGHTS; MAOISTS REF: KATHMANDU 1376 Classified By: Charge d’Affaires Larry Schwartz, Reasons, 1.4 (b/d). Charge Presses On Human Rights Improvements ——————————————– ¶1.Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: A Meeting with Nepal Army Chief Pyar Jung Thapa”

American Diplomatic Cable: On General Rukmangat Katawal

2006-01-26 10:11 VZCZCXYZ0000 OO RUEHWEBDE RUEHKT #0255/01 0261011 ZNY CCCCC ZZH O 261011Z JAN 06 FM AMEMBASSY KATHMANDU TO RUEHC/SECSTATE WASHDC IMMEDIATE 0054 INFO RUEHBJ/AMEMBASSY BEIJING PRIORITY 3857 RUEHLO/AMEMBASSY LONDON PRIORITY 3524 RUEHNE/AMEMBASSY NEW DELHI PRIORITY 9096 RHEFDIA/DIA WASHDC PRIORITY RHHMUNA/CDR USPACOM HONOLULU HI PRIORITY RUEKJCS/SECDEF WASHDC PRIORITY RUEAIIA/CIA WASHDC PRIORITY RHEHNSC/NSC WASHDC PRIORITY CContinue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: On General Rukmangat Katawal”

US Diplomatic Cable: Nepal Army Chiefs Discuss Role of the Army and Countering the Insurgency

Created: 2002-03-11 13:23 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 04 KATHMANDU 000510 SIPDIS STATE FOR SA/INS E.O. 12958: DECL: 03/10/2012 TAGS: MCAP NP PGOV MASS SUBJECT: NEPAL ARMY CHIEFS DISCUSS ROLE OF THE ARMY AND COUNTERING THE INSURGENCY REF: KATHMANDU 379 Classified By: A/DCM HOZA. REASON:Continue reading “US Diplomatic Cable: Nepal Army Chiefs Discuss Role of the Army and Countering the Insurgency”

Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates

1. The Party decides to end dual security to its leaders (removing Maoist PLA guerillas from some Maoist leaders’ security details. These leaders will continue to receive security from the government police/army) 2. Party hardliners are not happy with the Party decision. They table note of dissent. 3. The Party convenes a meeting where PLAContinue reading “Maoist PLA Integration: Latest Updates”