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
Nepal Army Air Wing
Shorts Skyvan transport aircraft (2)
Britten Norman Islander transport aircraft (1)
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)
Ferret armored cars (40)
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
Armed Police Force