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Weekend reading. What is the sixth largest army in the world in Nepal?

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In the “Favorite Weekend” rubric we continue to acquaint our readers with armies, other security agencies and principles of control in foreign countries. Today's note is devoted to one of the colorful armies of the world - the Nepalese armed forces.


Perhaps the main feature of the army of such a state as the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal is the interval of draft age. The armed forces in this country are calling from 17 to 49 years, which automatically reduces the number of so-called "draft dodgers" who in other countries may try to reach the upper level of military age, for example, during training. I did not have time to serve to 25-27 years - it does not matter, son. - Serve in 40.

Weekend reading. What is the sixth largest army in the world in Nepal?


In the army of Nepal, so-called caste traditions are strong, when the opportunity to move up the career ladder for a soldier is determined by his belonging to a particular caste. For example, getting a high military rank to a representative of the caste stratum “Gurungi” or “Rai” is almost impossible.

The current head of Nepal’s military department, Bhimsen Dash Pradhan, is called “Honorary Minister of Defense.” The Ministry of Defense itself as such in Nepal was created in the 50-s of the XX century. The official reasons for the creation of the military department in Nepal were then announced as follows:
The Ministry of Defense is created to protect the nation from internal instability and external threats by ensuring the sovereignty, national independence and integrity of the country.


The strength of the Nepalese army today is estimated at 90 thousand people. In service is the equipment of various countries of the world, including Russia. So, aviation the wing of the Nepalese armed forces is represented by 12 helicopters, five of which are multi-purpose Mi-17s. Ground equipment - armored personnel carriers, combat reconnaissance vehicles, howitzers. The largest "representation" are the Soviet BTR-70. Official statistics indicate that the BTR-70 in the Nepalese army is more than 120 units.

The official emblem of the armed forces of Nepal:


In Nepal, there is an officially registered Association of wives of soldiers of the Nepalese army.

The country's armed forces are actively involved in UN operations in different parts of the world. The Ministry of Defense of Nepal reports that, as of September 2017, over 11 thousands of servicemen, including 116 women, were involved in UN missions in Libya, Lebanon, Haiti, South Sudan, Mali and other countries.



This fact gives the Armed Forces of Nepal the status of the 6 Army in the world in terms of the number of military personnel participating in UN international missions in relation to the total strength of the armed forces.
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  1. destination
    destination 11 November 2017 11: 26 New
    +4
    Well, I don’t know, maybe, in terms of the ability to tolerate highlands ..?
    1. Monos
      Monos 11 November 2017 11: 32 New
      23
      Well, since they began to tell us about all kinds of exotic armies, I will post a video on how the guard is being changed in different countries. smile
      1. destination
        destination 11 November 2017 11: 36 New
        28
        That's what I'm in prostration from !!! laughing
        1. evil partisan
          evil partisan 11 November 2017 14: 48 New
          11
          Quote: destination
          That's what I'm in prostration from!
          belay
          Hic ...
          Now I understand why Indians and Pakistanis have constant graters: they can’t determine which of them is bulging above their legs and their eyes are worse ... yes
        2. Follow
          Follow 11 November 2017 15: 54 New
          +6
          Like roosters, by golly
        3. Serg koma
          Serg koma 11 November 2017 19: 28 New
          +6
          Quote: destination
          That's what I'm in prostration from !!!

          And it inspired me laughing
      2. sabakina
        sabakina 11 November 2017 12: 25 New
        16
        Victor, here I have two questions.
        1. Can Americans do anything without sunglasses?
        2. Do they change the guard when changing the guard or check weapons?
        In general, our school is the best. Nothing extra and beautiful.
        1. Monos
          Monos 11 November 2017 13: 03 New
          +9
          Glory hello! hi
          Quote: sabakina
          1. Can Americans do anything without sunglasses?

          laughing They probably Schwarzenegger painted the procedure for changing the guard.
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 11 November 2017 13: 06 New
            +8
            Vit, hi Well, yes, most likely "Watch my hand.".
        2. Hammerlock
          Hammerlock 11 November 2017 16: 51 New
          +4
          Well, if historically, then our main school from the Germans
          1. sabakina
            sabakina 11 November 2017 17: 13 New
            +7
            Well, no one argues, thanks to Paul I. But, since then only the foundation has remained.
        3. Serg koma
          Serg koma 11 November 2017 19: 32 New
          +8
          Quote: sabakina
          In general, our school is the best. Nothing extra and beautiful.

          Well, this is from our point of view, but from their point of view, for sure, "sucks." They have "beauty" on the contrary in excess
      3. Partyzan
        Partyzan 11 November 2017 12: 27 New
        12
        cool, but what do the striped carabiners lack?
      4. ALEA IACTA EST
        ALEA IACTA EST 11 November 2017 13: 57 New
        +6
        Ours and Serbs look good, the rest (especially Americans and Indians) have a circus.
        Previously, the Germans still had normal, but something went wrong ...

        1. Alex Justice
          Alex Justice 12 November 2017 16: 33 New
          0
          Germans 36th handsome.
      5. Alex Justice
        Alex Justice 12 November 2017 16: 30 New
        0
        I am not a military man.
        I understand that smoking is not professional at the post, but you can’t walk normally on a human guard? Why stomp boots?
    2. Anarchist
      Anarchist 11 November 2017 11: 34 New
      13
      According to old people per square meter bully in our nursing home, hazing flourishes!
    3. Barshchik-M
      Barshchik-M 11 November 2017 11: 35 New
      12
      Ratings, ratings ... It's funny and Bati is probably also in Paradise among real warriors!
      1. Esoteric
        Esoteric 11 November 2017 11: 57 New
        14
        For example, obtaining a high military rank for a representative of the caste layer “Gurungi” or “Rai” is practically impossible.

        We have practically the same thing. The colonel’s son cannot become a general ... request stop The general has his own son ... lol
        1. Smog
          Smog 11 November 2017 12: 13 New
          +4
          Quote: Esoteric
          The general has his own son ...

          And if the general has a daughter ??????
          1. Pete mitchell
            Pete mitchell 11 November 2017 18: 32 New
            +6
            Quote: Smog
            Quote: Esoteric
            The general has his own son ...

            And if the general has a daughter ??????

            I hope that my daughter is all right and have a husband laughing
          2. Serg koma
            Serg koma 11 November 2017 19: 44 New
            +6
            Quote: Smog
            And if the

            Tatyana Viktorovna Shevtsova was born on July 22, 1969 in Kozelsk, Kaluga Region. Father is a soldier.

            Quote: Pete Mitchell
            I hope that my daughter is all right and have a husband

            Married. Spouse is a former soldier. Raises two sons.
            good
            1. albert
              albert 11 November 2017 21: 16 New
              +8
              Quote: Serg Koma
              Tatyana Viktorovna Shevtsova

              Nizachot. Ordinary accountant. Why did she hang such epaulettes? She reminds me of mumbled Cossack jesters with fake awards.
              1. Golovan Jack
                Golovan Jack 11 November 2017 21: 18 New
                10
                Quote: albert
                Why did she even hang such epaulettes?

                Name (only correctly) these epaulettes, and you will immediately understand what they “hung” for.
                1. albert
                  albert 11 November 2017 21: 22 New
                  +3
                  Army General.
                  1. Golovan Jack
                    Golovan Jack 11 November 2017 21: 24 New
                    14
                    Quote: albert
                    Army General.

                    It looks like ... but still not that:
                    Valid State Advisor to the Russian Federation, Class 1 - class rank of the highest group of federal state civil servants
              2. Ren
                Ren 12 November 2017 13: 10 New
                +2
                Quote: albert
                Why did she even hang such epaulettes?

                She, like Vasiliev, is from the "concubines" of the stool, which remained afloat. Looks like something can do something. wassat
        2. Kleber
          Kleber 11 November 2017 13: 48 New
          +5
          Army General Margelov has a retired colonel.
    4. Primoos
      Primoos 11 November 2017 12: 38 New
      +1
      Mogendovid here has already made a mess.
  2. Kleber
    Kleber 11 November 2017 11: 29 New
    +4
    A "serious" indicator. ))))
    1. Pirogov
      Pirogov 11 November 2017 11: 35 New
      +4
      Quote: Kleber
      A "serious" indicator. ))))

      But how to dance. ) Or is it WUSHU they have ?!
  3. The comment was deleted.
    1. sabakina
      sabakina 11 November 2017 12: 06 New
      +3
      And who said that he died? It is important not the number of republics ....
  4. Golovan Jack
    Golovan Jack 11 November 2017 11: 40 New
    22
    By what indicator is the sixth army of Nepal in the world?

    Every soldier of this army is “made” by Nepalese and Nepal laughing
  5. pvv113
    pvv113 11 November 2017 11: 42 New
    +4
    An interesting emblem of the sun in Nepal - looks like some kind of incompatible collage
  6. Simon
    Simon 11 November 2017 11: 54 New
    +2
    How to stand as disconnectors between the warring parties can and can be in UN operations, but it is unlikely to conduct military operations.
    1. creak
      creak 11 November 2017 12: 34 New
      +5
      Quote: Simon
      How to stand as disconnectors between warring parties can and can be in UN operations, but to conduct military operations is unlikely.

      Have you heard about the Gurkhas from Nepal? Their high fighting qualities, stamina in battle, are known not only to specialists, but also to everyone who is interested in military affairs ... It looks like you do not belong to either one - this is such a bold and illiterate statement ... Learn materiel and not make people laugh ... hi
      1. opus
        opus 11 November 2017 13: 15 New
        +4
        Quote: ranger
        Have you heard about the Gurkhas from Nepal?

        but about rоrkh of the indian army?

        Nevertheless, 7 regiments of the Gorkh shooters (1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9 and 11) and other Punjab, Sikh, Sikh light infantry, Dogra, Kumaon, Kumaon shooters, Jammu-and-Kashmir arrows, Jammu-and-Kashmir light infantry, Ladakh scouts.
        wink
        and yes, they heard


        1. creak
          creak 11 November 2017 14: 28 New
          +3
          [quote = opus] and yes, they heard [/ quote]
          about the Gorkhs of the Indian army? [/ quote]
          It seems that if they heard, then did not hear - people from Principality of Gorkha, serving in the British and Indian armies are called Gurkha, not Gorkha ...
          I happened to see them at one time in exercises, and not in the picture, and it was in India hi
          1. opus
            opus 11 November 2017 15: 22 New
            +4
            Quote: ranger
            they didn’t hear - people from the principality of Gorkha

            I heard everything.

            In February 1949, the word "Gurkh" in the name of Indian regiments was replaced by the word "Gorkh", after the proclamation of the republic in 1950, the words "royal" and all indications of relations with the British monarchs disappeared from the name of the regiments.

            Quote: ranger
            and it is in India

            the same to me (and not only them).
            Xnumx november just got back from there
  7. Simon
    Simon 11 November 2017 11: 56 New
    0
    Quote: destination
    Well, I don’t know, maybe, in terms of the ability to tolerate highlands ..?

    So, as rangers fixing shots, nothing more.
  8. PalBor
    PalBor 11 November 2017 12: 02 New
    +7
    There are terrible Gurkhas with their kukri. They say that the Argentines stopped resistance and were completely demoralized after two battalions of Gurkhas in the British service took the Argentine fortified area and (God forgive me) raped all the prisoners.
    In the 81 year ... well, you understand.
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 11 November 2017 13: 36 New
      +7
      Quote: PalBor
      There are terrible Gurkhas with their kukri. They say that the Argentines stopped resistance and were completely demoralized after two battalions of Gurkhas in the British service took the Argentine fortified area and (God forgive me) raped all the prisoners.
      In the 81 year ... well, you understand.

      Firstly - one battalion, secondly no one raped anyone, thirdly the war was in 1982 r .....
      "War at World's End" saved M. Thatcher's career (11 years in power and if not for the same illness) and forced Europeans to accept Great Britain into the Common Market (current EU) on its terms ...
      When reporters asked Thatcher how long the Foreign Office will be negotiating with the Argentine government to return the Falklands, she answered 14 days, exactly how much the British armada needs to reach the Falklands ... and return the archipelago to the Crown ...
  9. Roma
    Roma 1977 11 November 2017 12: 02 New
    0
    That skill of that world?
  10. padded jacket
    padded jacket 11 November 2017 12: 11 New
    +8
    What do you mean?
    Nepal has a powerful army smile especially "killed" this is a work of Nepalese military genius.

    Well, actually the army itself.
    1. MOSKVITYANIN
      MOSKVITYANIN 11 November 2017 15: 06 New
      +5
      padded jacket
      What are you? Nepal’s most powerful army smile especially “killed” this work of a Nepalese military genius.

      Made on the basis of the British BRM "Fox"
      Fox light armored vehicle company Royal Ordnance Factory Leeds

      Normal clunker since the Cold War
      Currently, the Fox armored vehicle is withdrawn from the arsenal of the British army. Operating temperatures for Fox armored vehicles range from -40 ° to + 50 ° C. The machine can be transported by a Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules transport aircraft, which houses three Fox cars or two when dropped by parachute. Production of Fox armored vehicles completed. In service Malawi Xnumx machines (maybe additional 50 machines were delivered) and Nigeria 50 / 55 (no operation information)

      https://topwar.ru/91880-legkaya-bronemashina-fox-
      kompanii-royal-ordnance-factory-leeds.html
      1. padded jacket
        padded jacket 11 November 2017 15: 15 New
        +3
        Quote: MOSKVITYANIN
        Made on the basis of the British BRM "Fox"

        Most likely the base on which he is made rides behind him. BRM Fox is still newer and would not be redone installing ZPU 2x14.5-mm. instead of a tower.
      2. diglator
        diglator 11 November 2017 18: 59 New
        +5
        This is the older Daimler Ferret ...

        And the machine looks ridiculous, right.
        1. padded jacket
          padded jacket 12 November 2017 13: 32 New
          0
          Quote: diglator
          This is the older Daimler Ferret ...

          Well, this is it, look at where the headlights are installed.
      3. Neputin
        Neputin 12 November 2017 01: 03 New
        0
        I accidentally wrote a not so good comment to the Moskvityanin by mistake. I wanted another torn character, but it turned out to you. When I realized I immediately deleted it, but if I managed to read it, forgive me generously.
  11. MOSKVITYANIN
    MOSKVITYANIN 11 November 2017 12: 20 New
    +4
    They did not write that the Nepalese (namely the Gurkhas) serve in the British and Indian armies ....
    One of the peoples inhabiting Nepal is the Gurkhas. The name of the Gurkh people was the name of the Hindu warrior - Gur Goraknath. The abilities of the warlike people shocked the British and already from 1815 of the year began the voluntary recruitment of Gurkhas into the ranks of the British colonial army.
    Even after the withdrawal of British troops from India, the Gurkhas remained to serve in the armies of both India and Great Britain. According to the laws of both countries, Gurkhas are not mercenaries - they are fully integrated into the military systems of these countries. The battle cry of the Gurkhas are the words "Jai Mahakali, Ayo Gorkhali" and are translated as "Glory to the Great Kali, go Gurkhas!"
    Great confidence of the English crown in the Gurkhas was expressed in the fact that it was the Nepalese who guarded Prince Harry during his service in Afghanistan. today at the service of the English crown there are about 3,5 thousand soldiers and officers of the Gurkhas in one brigade


    https://topwar.ru/36077-nepalskie-dobrovolcy-gurk
    hi-na-sluzhbe-angliyskoy-korone.html
    The Gurk battalion began stealthily to return to its original positions for the attack in June 1.00 14. Rain slowed down the pace of attack very much. It was planned to occupy the initial positions in 2.00, however, this was only possible just before dawn. Nevertheless, when the attack began, its result was more than successful - when the Argentines saw the approaching soldiers with Asian faces, they understood who they were dealing with, panicked and began to surrender. The most interesting thing is that the elite troops, the commandos of the Argentine 602 company, also opposed the Gurks. But they didn’t have the guts to get involved in a deadly battle, and they preferred to obediently march to the prisoner of war camp.
    Source: http://www.modernarmy.ru/article/139 © "Modern Army" portal

    Most of the Gurks serves in the Indian army. There is 39 Rifle Battalions as part of 7 regiments (in each regiment there are 5-7 battalions). Six of them "inherited" from the British Empire, and one (11) was formed during the years of independence of India.
    Source: http://www.modernarmy.ru/article/139 © "Modern Army" portal
  12. Korsar4
    Korsar4 11 November 2017 12: 43 New
    +3
    Why not? One of those countries where it would be interesting to visit.
  13. pafegosoff
    pafegosoff 11 November 2017 17: 53 New
    +1
    Bishnu Shrest, gurka and his corn
  14. Stoler
    Stoler 11 November 2017 18: 55 New
    +1
    Soon, castes will be officially introduced in our country. We will all be in the caste, G ,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
  15. ROM1077
    ROM1077 12 November 2017 09: 21 New
    0
    dangerous guys
  16. voyaka uh
    voyaka uh 12 November 2017 13: 25 New
    +1
    Do you know that it is necessary for a child to be born in Nepal?
    Need Nepalese, and Nepal. wink
  17. Sands Careers General
    Sands Careers General 12 November 2017 15: 18 New
    +4
    Nepal’s army is conceived by a non-stick and a non-finger)))