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Indian officers learn jungle warfare in Nepal

Last Updated: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 21:23

Kathmandu: Nepal Army for the first time
is organising anti-insurgency and jungle warfare training for
foreign military officers, including those from India.

Eight Army officers from Bangladesh, China, India,
Malaysia, Pakistan and Sri Lanka are taking part in the
anti-insurgency training programme at the Anti-insurgency
Training Directorate in Nepalgunj in western Nepal.

Altogether, 39 Army officers including 31 from Nepal
Army are attending the two and a half month long training
programme, according to Nepal Army Headquarters.

Chief of Army Directorate Gen Anil Jung Thapa
initiated the training programme by delivering the first
lecture to the cadets.

The Nepal Army fought a decade-long Maoist-led
insurgency that ended in 2006. At least 12,000 people were
killed in the civil war before a landmark peace agreement in
November 2006 paved the way for the Maoists to join mainstream


First Published: Sunday, January 23, 2011 - 21:23

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