Sunday, May 26, 2013

Nepal



Nepal

Nepal
Capital: Kathmandu
Located in the Himalaya Mountain range.
Mount Everest (Chomolungma), the tallest mountain in the world, is located on the Nepal/Tibet border in Himalaya Mountains.



Gurkha mercenaries from Nepal are used by British and Indian military forces. Also used in Singapore and Brunei. Famous for their fighting skill and professionalism. Carry the famed Khukuri (or Kukri) knife.

Many members of the Nepalese Royal family, including King Birendra, were supposedly shot and killed by crown Prince Dipendra while attending at a royal dinner in 2001. The crown prince himself then allegedly committed suicide. Many believe the current king, Gyanendra, had a hand in the massacre in order to become king. Gyanendra is the uncle of Dipendra.

1996-2006 Counter-insurgency against Communist Party of Nepal guerrillas

After a bitter civil war, Nepal is made a Republic in 2008.

Nepalese Army (Nepali Sena) or Gurkha Army (Gorkhali Sena)
95,000 military personnel

Nepal Army Air Wing
600 personnel


Hawker Siddeley HS 748 transport aircraft (2)



PZL M28 Skytruck transport aircraft (2)

Shorts Skyvan transport aircraft (2)
Britten Norman Islander transport aircraft (1)
Mi-17 transport helicopters (9)

SA.316 Alouette III utility helicopters (4)
AS.350 Ecureuil utility helicopters (7)
AS.332 Super Puma utility helicopters (2)
HAL Dhruv utility helicopters (4)
HAL SA316 Lancer helicopters (2)
HAL SA 315B Cheetah helicopter

Air Defence
QF 3.7 inch anti-aircraft guns (5)?
Chinese towed twin 37mm anti-aircraft guns

Type 56 (Chinese ZPU-4 copy) towed 14.5mm anti-aircraft guns



Army

Ferret armored cars (40)
 
BTR-70 armored personnel carriers (135)
WZ 551 armored personnel carriers (100)
Indian Mine Protected Vehicles (240)




L118 towed 105mm howitzers (14)
M116 towed 75mm Pack Howitzers (6)
3.7 inch Mountain howitzers (100)
25mm Indian field guns?

M43 160mm mortars (1,070)
L16 81mm mortars (100)

SPG-9 recoilless guns (100)

PKT machine guns
FN MAG machine guns
FN Minimi machine guns
RPD machine guns
FN M249 machine guns
Bren machine guns
HK MSG90 sniper rifles
M16 assault rifles. Replaced the INSAS. Now standard issue. About 20,000 were provided by the U.S. some time after September 11th, 2011
INSAS assault rifles
L1A1 assault rifles
HK G36 assault rifles
Galil assault rifles (used by Paratroopers)
Colt Commando carbines (Used by Special Forces)
M4 carbines (Used by Special Forces, Rangers and Military Police)
HK MP5 sub-machine guns
Uzi sub-machine guns
Sterling sub-machine guns

Traditional Nepalese Kukri (Khukuri) Knife



2 Gurkha Battalions used as palace guard.


Airborne Brigade

Rangers Battalion

Special Forces Battalion

Ceremonial cavalry unit

Cadet corps

Military Intelligence



Armed Police Force



pictures








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