19 Apr '12, 4am

Fewer Maoist combatants to join Nepal Army after party feuds - World News Today! - San Francisco Luxury News

Feuds between rival factions of the Unified Communist Party of Nepal-Maoists (UCPN-M) and concerns regarding the military have apparently made combatants less enthusiastic to join the Nepal Army. According to official sources, not more than 3,500 combatants are expected to be integrated into the army as opposed to over 9,700 who had earlier expressed their willingness. Lt Gen Balananda Sharma (Retd), who heads the technical division of the Army Integration Special Committee (AISC), said that over 95 per cent of the integration process, including taking the final opinion of combatants on whether they want to join the army or opt for voluntary retirement, has been done. He added that in the last stages of the integration process, “we expect that around 3,500 people will be opting to join the army”. The decline in the number of those hoping to join the army is apparently the ...

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