India to lift the arms embargo on Nepal to prevent Nepalese relations warming
data for: firearms used in India, Nepal Maoist militants
data for: the Indian army’s Gurkha
in the newspaper correspondent Kangyi
7 23, United States, “Defense News” network quoted Indian Defense Ministry sources said, as the results of the talks between defense ministers of the 21 part, India has lifted the ban on arms sales to Nepal, the country will resume the supply of weapons. In view of the two countries in the field of subtle political and military ties, analysts believe that the Indian side is clearly included to strengthen the Nepalese control attempts.
four years to lift the embargo once
According to Nepal, “Kathmandu Post” reported that the Nepal Defence Minister classes Delhi is an invitation to be Indian Defense Minister Antonio , July 20 at the beginning of his visit to India. This is from February 1, 2005 Nepalese King Gyanendra’s reign before, leading to disruption of bilateral military exchanges, senior military officers in India for the first time invited to visit Nepalese.
Nepal is only the army, their weapons, mostly from India. Gyanendra on early stage, India has to offer preferential prices to the Nepalese army automatic rifles, machine guns, mortars, mines and armored vehicles, had also a 3 off the price of the two light helicopters sold to Nepalese Army. According to the Nepalese media, the focus of the talks focused on bilateral military aid in vehicles, communications equipment and other non-lethal equipment.
press the “Kathmandu Post” saying, military aid content ‘emphasis on “non-lethal weapons, mainly on account of destruction of weapons aid may affect the peace process in Nepal. Meanwhile, the report also deliberately referred to former Defense Minister Thapa, Nepalese visit to China, China has announced the provision of assistance to the Nepalese. Mahindra retired Indian Army Major General Singh said: “The resumption of arms sales to Nepalese is a timely decision, which will prevent the joint CPN (Maoist) came to power last year after a short, Nepalese relations warming trend.”
facilities affected by the Gurkha soldiers in the dark
Indian Defense Ministry sources also revealed that, in addition to equipment assistance, the two defense ministers also printed on the restoration of security negotiated Nepalese agreement, both sides agreed to start as soon as the recruitment of Gurkha soldiers and military joint training work. Report emphasized that this is the first time in two years, the Indian Army recruit Gurkha soldiers in Nepal.
Gurkhas Nepal is a special nation, a brave and skilled warrior tradition, was the British one of the most relied on mercenaries. India declared its independence in 1947, divided by 80% of the Gurkha troops, the size of 18 wings (the equivalent of an infantry battalion). Now, in addition to the recruitment of Gurkha British army, India is at least a year to recruit Gurkha soldiers in 2000, the number is almost 10 times the UK.
has kept the Indian army are pleased that these Gurkha soldiers to keep their jobs, most submissive, without any complaints. It was reported in the Indian Army Gurkha soldiers serving about 2.7 million people in India’s northeast Assam Rifles and other forces play an important role.
Indian Gorkha soldiers of the “favor” closer to the Nepalese-Indian relations. In the “Defense News” It seems that the true relationship between the Nepalese-Indian military establishment, in 1949 it began recruiting Gurkhas agreement concluded between the two countries. Military experts believe that India has resumed the recruitment of Gurkha soldiers, but also to some extent by controlling the hands of the Gorkha youth, to control Nepal.
sin passed on to China to head
is worth noting that the Nepalese-Indian military relations, “pick up” in recent months, Nepal’s political situation against the backdrop of increasingly volatile appear. Some analysts pointed out, early May this year, the joint CPN (Maoist)-led cabinet meeting decided to lift the army chief of staff, Walter Carter’s position, but the CPN (UML) expressed opposition and withdraw from the government, resulting in Nepalese politics vibration, eventually leading to the resignation of former Prime Minister Prachanda, this series of political turmoil in India and neighboring countries are not unrelated. In fact, the Nepalese political parties in New Delhi has been behind the activities, encouraging anti-Maoist forces in Nepal’s fight against the Maoist regime to play a role in secretly.
most active in this area, when the number of Nepalese Ambassador Sood of India in the joint CPN (Maoist) leader Prachanda was forced to resign as prime minister before, he had met several times in the original joint ruling Congress Party government, CPN (UML) leaders and other political figures. According to Prachanda’s statement, precisely because of these political parties in India to buy heavily, Walter Carter instigated them on issues such as dismissal inconsistent, which leads to joint the CPN (Maoist) regime collapsed.
more absurd is that part of the Indian media anti-chaos in Nepal depends on the head in China. As we all know, Prachanda-led coalition by the CPN (Maoist) came to power, really had to actively develop relations with China; “The Times of India” and other media, but to slander, said: Prachanda reason why the ruling coalition despite opposition Walter Carter insisted on the lifting of duties, is directed by the Chinese government. Prachanda after the resignation of another Indian media speculation, said: China secretly encouraged Prachanda-led coalition CPN (Maoist) not to give up armed, also committed to joint the CPN (Maoist) led by 19,000 over the original. ” People’s Liberation Army “soldier training.
analysts pointed out that the Indian media will pass on the sins of Nepalese political turmoil to China’s head is to shift public opinion in India to interfere in Nepal’s internal affairs concerns. Now, India has to strengthen the Nepalese government’s current military aid, contain a clear block joint CPN (Maoist) Nepalese government troops armed with the intention of integration; this country is bound to affect the Nepalese peace process, as the joint CPN (Maoist), after all, Nepal the largest party in the Nepalese armed is an important force in the country, does not properly resolve the status issue, Nepalese State Council, it will be difficult peace.