RNA troops to go to Sudan in a month

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, February 21:

Royal Nepalese Army (RNA) is sending a company strength contingent to UN peacekeeping operations in Sudan within a month.

Initially the Nepalese force will be deployed at UN coordination centre in Kasala with a task of providing security to UN officials.

“An infantry company is prepared to leave anytime, and an advance team is leaving within a week to make necessary assessment at the operational area in Sudan,” said a senior army official, adding, “As soon as the advance team returns with a report, the troops will leave for deployment.” Currently, 3017 RNA soldiers are serving in various UN missions operating in many countries going through critical peace building phase. Over a battalion and an engineer company of RNA is deployed in Congo, each battalion in Burundi and Haiti, a contingent of military police is in Liberia and an special company is deployed in Burundi too.