Accession Number : ADA589823


Title :   The Nepalese Army in Internal Peace and Security


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLLEGE FORT LEAVENWORTH KS


Personal Author(s) : Gurung, Suraj


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a589823.pdf


Report Date : 14 Jun 2013


Pagination or Media Count : 94


Abstract : It is difficult, or even impossible, to build up the peace and security of a nation without addressing its economic, social, and political problems. Nepal is facing internal security threats due to extreme poverty, broad societal discrimination, and an unstable political system. The Government of Nepal (GoN) has often mobilized the Nepalese Army (NA) to manage and mitigate its internal problems, but it fails to prescribe definite roles and responsibilities due to lack of a clear and viable national security strategy. This thesis shows that the NA can bolster Nepal's national security by conducting infrastructure development, wildlife and nature conservation, assistance to civil authorities, and disaster management through rescue and relief operations. The author recommends that the NA continue stability operations, maintain its credibility and trust of the civilian population, and remain accountable to the democratic government.


Descriptors :   *GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN) , *MILITARY ASSISTANCE , *MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN) , *MOBILIZATION , *NATIONAL SECURITY , *NEPAL , *THREATS , ACCOUNTABILITY , CONSERVATION , DISCRIMINATION , HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE , INFRASTRUCTURE , LIVING STANDARDS , RESPONSE , SEARCH AND RESCUE , STABILITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE