American Diplomatic Cable: A Silent Indian in a Multinational Meeting on Nepal

2007-02-09 12:45 C O N F I D E N T I A L SECTION 01 OF 03 KATHMANDU 000341 SIPDIS SIPDIS E.O. 12958: DECL: 02/09/2017 TAGS: PREL PGOY PTER UN NP SUBJECT: U.S., UK, INDIA, AND UN DISCUSS CHALLENGES CONFRONTING THE POLICE REF: KATHMANDU 03268 Classified By: Ambassador James F. Moriarty. Reasons 1.4 (b/d).Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: A Silent Indian in a Multinational Meeting on Nepal”

Army in Nepali Politics, Politics in Nepal Army [Everything You Wanted to Know]

UWB note: The issue resulted in the resignation of the first democratically elected (and Maoist) Prime Minister of the Republic of Nepal after his split cabinet fired the Army chief only to be rejected by the first democratically elected President of the Republic of Nepal. The country is now into a constitutional crisis with theContinue reading “Army in Nepali Politics, Politics in Nepal Army [Everything You Wanted to Know]”

The Military Coup That Wasnt

UWB Note: The Nepal Army today issued a statement strongly refuting the following report (and the one appeared in today’s Kantipur) as “imaginary and illusionary.” “We would like to let the general public know through this statement that the unified and disciplined Nepali Army is working according to laws and the chain of the commandContinue reading “The Military Coup That Wasnt”

BAD: PLA's Reaction to Nepal Army Recruitment

By Lilu Thapa Following the lines of the Nepal Army’s recruitment, the PLA also has started its own recruitment process for the “vacant posts”. How sane is that decision by the Maoist leadership or what will be the extent and effect of this new development is yet to be seen. However, if this new recruitmentContinue reading “BAD: PLA's Reaction to Nepal Army Recruitment”

The Recruitment that Threatens to Derail the Peace Process

For the record: Maoist People’s Liberation Army (PLA) cantonments have started recruiting new soldiers apparently in response to the ongoing recruitment in Nepal Army (NA). Though the Maoist party itself has yet to officially comment on the recruitment, key political parties have come out strongly against the drive saying it violates past pacts, most notablyContinue reading “The Recruitment that Threatens to Derail the Peace Process”

Army Integration….Nepali Congress Speaks

For the record: Nepali Congress “will not let the integration happen if the Maoists continued their criminal activities.” Nepali Congress (NC) President Girija Prasad Koirala today said he is not in favour of integration of the Maoist combatants into the Nepal Army (NA). He said that the NC, the opposition party in the Constituent Assembly,Continue reading “Army Integration….Nepali Congress Speaks”

Nepal Police Revolt: Example of State Lawlessness

Politics is a principal policy of state, but the state is in confusion since the CPN (Maoist) became the largest party in the CA election with 38% of 601 seats. By Bishnu Pathak PhD Incident IV: Against the low quality food, rampant ill-treatment and discrimination not by others, but by their own seniors, about 500Continue reading “Nepal Police Revolt: Example of State Lawlessness”