Nepalese Army
Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre

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Welcome to Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre

BPOTC Training Centre

Nepal Army Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) is a renowned training institute of Nepal which is dedicated for providing training to all Nepalese Army personnel participating in various UNPKO. BPOTC is located at Panchkhal which is 45 km East of Kathmandu and lies 942 meters above mean sea level.

The Nepalese Army established an ad hoc "Peace Keeping Training Camp" in 1986, which was subsequently restructured into a dedicated Training centre in 2001. It was renamed as Birendra Peace Operations Training Center with the motto "PEACE WITH HONOUR".

Within a very short period of its establishment BPOTC has made remarkable achievements in producing professional Peacekeepers. Today BPOTC trains almost 6000 Peacekeepers annually prior to their deployment in various PKO.

Secretary General Ban Ki Moon
        You have given us your best resources-your men and women. Some have sacrificed their very lives for the cause of peace under the United Nations Flag.
-Secretary General Ban-Ki-Moon
Speech on 50th anniversary

Sixty years ago, a small group of international military observers were dispatched by the Security Council to supervise an uneasy cease fire between the new state of Israel and its Arab neighbors. His first peacekeeping mission was an experiment never envisaged by the founders of the United Nations.

COAS's Speech

"There is no question that as UN peacekeeping continues to evolve, so will the training needs of UN peacekeepers. Hence, peacekeeping training should have a systematic approach in order to develop training standards, policies, guidance and best practices for the trainers. Only the outcome of such training can help to meet the mission requirements."

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