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”

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”

Controversial Promotion of the Year: Toran Singh is No. 2 of Nepal Army

By Kamal Raj Sigdel and Phanindra Dahal In a controversial move that has angered many including some western donor countries and agencies, the government today (Thursday) promoted Maj. Gen. Toran Jung Bahadur Singh as Chief of the General Staff, the second-in-command of Nepal Army. The government had put the promotion on hold for six monthsContinue reading “Controversial Promotion of the Year: Toran Singh is No. 2 of Nepal Army”

Why Nepal is Divided Over the Sacking of Army Chief?

It’s not so important to ask why the Maoists are sacking the Army Chief as it is to ask why the other parties are apposing this so strongly. Three reasons: By Neil Horning In a democracy, the Army should not be a center of power in the slightest. It is supposed to carry out theContinue reading “Why Nepal is Divided Over the Sacking of Army Chief?”