Director Biography




Brigadier General Krishna Prasad Bhandari, born in 1969 at Pokharathok of Palpa was commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant from then Royal Nepalese Military Academy, Kharipati and posted to Barda Bahadur Battalion in 1992. Brig Gen Bhandari took up his current appointment as Director of Public Relations and Information (NA spokesperson) on 28 December 2022.

Brig Gen Bhandari undertook several military professional courses both at home and abroad. The courses completed in Nepal include Infantry Young Officers' Course, Company Commander and Staff Course, Command and Staff Course, Higher Command and Management Course and Advance Training on National Security. He has completed Infantry Captains' Career Course in USA, Command and Staff Course in India, Counter Terrorism Fellowship Program in USA, Senior Command Course in India and National Defence College in India. He has also participated in various seminars and training workshops in China, UK and India.

Brig Gen Bhandari holds 3 Master's Degrees to his credit. M. Phil. and MSc (Defence and Strategic Studies) from Madras University, India and MA in Strategic Security Studies from College of International Security Affairs, National Defence University, Washington DC

Brig Gen Bhandari has held various Command and Staff responsibilities during his more than three decades long military career. He has successfully commanded Indra Dal Company in Taplejung, Narayan Dal Battalion in Singhadurbar and No. 21 Brigade in Eastern Nepal.

Similarly, he has served as Department Head of Psychological Operations Division and Commandant of Nature Conservation School. He has also served as instructor in Military Academy, Kharipati and Command and Staff College, Shivapuri.

Brig Gen Bhandari has participated in three United Nations peacekeeping missions. His notable appointments in UN include Battalion Deputy Operation Officer (UNIFIL 2000), Staff Officer, Contingent Owned Equipment (UNAMID), Chief U2 (UNMISS).

His hobbies include travelling and listening to music.

Son of late Dandapani Bhandari and Mrs Bishnu Kumari, Brig Gen Bhandari is happily married with Srijana Wagle Bhandari. The couple is blessed with a son, Sankalpa Bhandari.