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”

Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan

Feels Tuesday’s historic pact addresses its concerns By Phanindra Dahal The Nepal Army (NA) has expressed its readiness to fully support the landmark deal signed by parties on Tuesday night on concluding the peace process, stating that its concerns have been addressed in the agreement that will see former Maoist combatants integrated into its ranks.Continue reading “Nepal Army to Execute Maoist Guerrilla Integration Plan”

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 (?)”

Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry

By Kiran Chapagain in Republica Cartoon by Rajesh KC  The bad news is that despite Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai’s own assurances that the government secretaries would not be transferred within the first month of his entering Baluwatar just to appease any individual or group, the cabinet meeting on Friday (yesterday) transferred Home Secretary Leela ManiContinue reading “Bijay Gachhedar, the Corrupt Home Minister, Kicks out a Competent Home Secretary from the Ministry”

American Diplomatic Cable: India Doesn’t Want (in a Diplomatic Language) the United States to Provide Guns but High Tech Weapons to Nepal

2003-09-25 10:34 S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 02 KATHMANDU 001870 SIPDIS NOFORN STATE FOR SA/INS NSC FOR MILLARD LONDON FOR POL – GURNEY E.O. 12958: DECL: 09/23/2013 TAGS: PREL PTER MCAP PGOV IN NP SUBJECT: NEPAL: INDIAN AMBASSADOR REPORTS ADVANCES IN BILATERAL SECURITY COOPERATION REF: A. KATHMANDU 1859 śB. KATHMANDU 1692Continue reading “American Diplomatic Cable: India Doesn’t Want (in a Diplomatic Language) the United States to Provide Guns but High Tech Weapons to Nepal”

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: 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”