October 09 2009
The new communist-led Nepalese government is considering recruiting troops and buying equipment, which would be violations of a 2006 peace agreement with the Maoists, reports the Times of India.
The government is trying to fill vacant berths in the army through a new recruitment campaign.
Meanwhile, plans to merge nearly 20,000 Maoist fighters with the army have yet to begin, despite being a key part of the peace agreement.
Nepalese Defense Minister Bidya Bhandari told...
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