Thursday, December 24, 2009

Prachanda' asks for clarication of Indian Army Chief's remarks on Nepal Army Integration

Maoist chairman Pushpa Kamal Dahal aka Prachanda has asked the government to clarify its position regarding Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor's remarks that Maoist combatants should not be integrated into the Nepal Army in bulk.

"An army chief has spoken against the army integration at a public forum and has challenged the Maoists for war. What could be more shameful than this?"

Dahal questioned while speaking at the legislature parliament, which resumed its normal business from today, "The government must make its position clear on this."

He also said his party would launch protest movement for 'national independence' if the government failed to come up with a clarification on the Indian Army chief's comment.

According to reports, addressing a function organised by the Indian Army which was attended by Nepal Army chief Chhatraman Singh Gurung, Kapoor said the Maoist combatants should not be integrated in the NA en masse.

Meanwhile, speaking in the House, Maoist chairman Dahal said that Nepal needs to figure out where its foreign policy stands in the middle of these developments.

Alluding to his recent statement that the Unified CPN (Maoist) would now talk with India as the current 'puppet government' is unable to decide anything, Dahal said that national independence is related to

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