Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba has expressed commitment not to let the Nepali Army suffer on account of inadequacy of resources. He also directed the Nepali Army to identify the common challenges to the national security and move ahead accordingly.

Inaugurating the two-day event organised at NA Headquarters today, PM Deuba, who is also in charge of the Defence Ministry, directed the NA to make objective analysis of the situation and formulate strategies to cope with it. "NA shoulders the responsibility of analysing international, regional and national security situation and moving ahead with proper strategy," PM Deuba reminded, adding that timely countermeasures should be adopted.

The PM also assured the adequacy of resources for the NA for the development undertakings it has taken. The longterm development projects will not see financial problems, he reiterated.

Moreover, the PM believed that the coordination meeting and discussion will help the NA to develop policy and planning in the organisation. Deuba also praised the role the NA played in disaster management, including during COV- ID-19 pandemic.

On the occasion, Chief of Army Staff Prabhuram Sharma, said that NA was always committed to carry out its responsibilities in line with the constitution and government directives. "The NA is continuously studying, monitoring and analysing all sorts of activities related to national security and stability," he said, adding that the NA was on standby to face the challenges.

Similarly, Defence Secretary Begendraraj Sharma Poudel also reminded that the Defence Ministry would cooperate with the NA to implement the NA restructuring plan and 'NA Perspective Plan-2030.'

A version of this article appears in the print on September 24 2021, of The Himalayan Times.