Majority of foreign military personnel have flown out: NA

- POST REPORT, Kathmandu

Jun 3, 2015-

Barring those from India and Canada, most of the foreign military personnel from various friendly countries who landed here to conduct rescue and relief operation in the wake of the devastating earthquake on April 25, have returned to their respective countries, according to the Nepal Army (NA).

According to the Army Headquarters, out of 4,316 military personnel from various friendly nations who arrived in Nepal to help the authorities here in relief operations, 4,240 have returned back to their respective countries after accomplishing their assignments. Now only 76 military personnel from neighbouring India (69) and Canada (7) are in Nepal to help in the humanitarian support along with relief operations.

The military personnel from altogether 18 countries, including India, China, the USA, the UK, among others had been helping the Nepali authorities in relief operations after the devastating April 25 earthquake. Army personnel from China, India and the US had arrived in 23 military aircraft to support the Nepal Army in the humanitarian support along with search and rescue operations. Except six aircraft and helicopters from India, all foreign aircraft have flown out of the country. “The remaining 76 military personnel from the friendly nations will also be returning to their respective countries very soon,” according to a statement issued by the NA Headquarters. The armies from two countries are still in the country owing to “technical reasons”, it added.


Published: 04-06-2015 07:32

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