CoAS General Gaurav SJB Rana inspected the Pre-Deployment Training of Shree Bajra Dal Battalion (20th Batt) to be deployed in MONUSCO Mission, Congo at Birendra Peace Operation Training Center at Panchkhal on January 2, 2014.
During the inspection, CoAS Gen Rana conveyed the message of Supreme Commander of Nepalese Army, Rt. Honorable President Dr. Ram Baran Yadav. In his message, President has highly applauded the determination and dedication of the Nepalese Army in maintaining peace, stability and order in various conflict ridden countries across the globe. He also believed that the peace troopers would exhibit their professionalism of highest standard in respecting and promoting universal tenets of Human rights and democratic norms and values.
While addressing the peacekeepers, Gen Rana expressed his strong belief that the troops will leave no stone unturned to enhance the long established glorious image of the Nepalese Army by successfully accepting the responsibility entrusted upon them in order to establish international peace and order. Currently there is a battalion of 850 peacekeepers, 20 Military Observers and 4 Staff Officers in MONUSCO mission. A Company of Engineers with strength of 175 is also stationed in Bunia, Congo. Meanwhile, an Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) company of strength 140 is being deployed to Mali under United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA) with 2 Staff Officers already in the field.
Present at the occasion were Acting Defense Secretary, high ranking generals and officers of NA.