US to Boost Nepalese Army Resources

    The U.S. pledged to donate USD7.7 million to help build the Nepalese army’s capacity in areas of humanitarian relief, international peacekeeping and reconstruction works. The funds will be channeled through the Foreign Military Financing Program, which the U.S. has recently resumed after closing it down in 2004. The U.S. will also given USD1 million to help members of the Nepalese army train in various international institutions, News4u reports.

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