Kathmandu: For the first time in nearly seven years, Nepalese Army would soon purchase essential defence equipment, possibly from India. (Agencies)
A cabinet meeting headed by Chairman of the Council of Ministers Khil Raj Regmi, has made a decision to this effect, cabinet sources said.
Earlier, the Special Committee for the Integration and Rehabilitation of Maoist combatants had decided to clear the way for the government to acquire necessary weapons.
Prior to this, the Nepal Army was barred from purchasing weapons as per the Comprehensive Peace Accord signed between the Maoists and the government in 2006.
According to media reports here, during the joint consultative group meeting between Nepal and India held in New Delhi recently, India had agreed to provide necessary military supplies to Nepal as per its request.
After then King Gyanendra took absolute power in February 2005, India and the international community had decided to halt supply of military equipments to Nepal to exert pressure for restoring democratic rights.
Kathmandu: For the first time in nearly seven years, Nepalese Army would soon purchase essential defence equipment, possibly from India.