Agency : The Nepal Army deployed in the UN peacekeeping mission in Syria has started patrolling in the Himalayan region as well.
According to the Nepal Army, under the auspices of the United Nations Disengagement Force (UNDOF), Nepali peacekeepers have been patrolling the highly sensitive Mount Herman in the Middle Eastern nation of Syria at 20 feet of snow and minus 20 degrees.
Syria and Israel have been at loggerheads over ownership of the territory for the past 46 years. Peacekeepers have been stationed there.
The sensitive area still has a large number of electrical traps. Armed groups have also been present in the area from time to time. It snows for six months. According to the Nepal Army, most of the troops to be deployed in the area have been trained in mountaineering at the Kaisang High School Training Center in Mustang.
Nepal Peacekeepers have been deployed in the area since 2013. Military operations are conducted using special vehicles like piston bully, skido and ski.
As a result of the bravery, professionalism and successful military operations of the Nepali peacekeepers deployed in the conflict-ridden nations of the world, Chief of Army Staff Purnachandra Thapa, retired Rathi Balananda Sharma and retired Shivram Kharel were appointed on behalf of the Nepal Army. Had done At present, Rathi Ishwar Hamal is working as the Force Commander.
The mission, which has the largest presence of Nepal Peacekeepers, also includes a medical team, including a Nepal Army medical officer, and a security team of Nepal Army engineers to rebuild barracks of peacekeepers damaged by insurgents due to internal conflict.