Nepali Army
Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre

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Pre-deployment Training (PDT)

Pre Deployment Training

  1. Pre-deployment training of all Nepali Army Contingent members begins on completion of the force generation procedure of NA DPKO. The duration of the training is of 90 days. The PDT training encompasses the unit training which focuses on the Unit’s cohesiveness, coherence and professionalism, the UN Training which incorporates all the training materials and guidelines provided by the UN Integrated Training Service (ITS) and Mission Specific Training which shares the on-ground reality, prioritize the Mission essential Tasks and fill up the gaps in the training with the lesson learnt and good practices.
  2. The PDT is designed in a 3 pillar concept as shown in the figure below
  3. Pre-deployment training includes
  1. Combat Fitness. It is designed to assess the physical standard of the peacekeepers. The training includes Combat Fitness Test (CFT)
  2. Weapon Conversion Training. The training focuses on the familiarization of various small arms in use in the mission area.
  3. Basic Military Skills. This training aims at developing common standards of military skills for the better mission performance and involved section and platoon level tactics, technique and procedures (TTPs) in order to develop a cohesive peacekeeping unit.
  4. Peace Keeping Operations Training. This training aims at imparting knowledge on the UN system, peacekeeping operations and the mission environment including Rules of Engagement (ROE). Focus is given to the code of conduct and other conduct aspects such as SEA (Sexual Exploitation and Abuse as Crime), Cultural awareness, Human Rights and Civil Military Liaison.
  5. Mission Specific Training(MST).The training is focused on the Mission essential tasks. The syllabus is designed as per the requirement of the respective missions and emphasis is given on the nature of the duties to be executed by the peacekeepers in those particular missions. The centre takes assistance of the recently returned team of officers from the missions to update the syllabus and supervise the MST phase.
  6. Lane Training (Field Training Exercise).This training focuses on the tactical level tasks at platoon and company level. The curriculum is also designed to enhance the cohesiveness and team building capability of a unit. It is one of the most effective and a key training activity in the centre at the tactical level. Lane training is further divided into six different categories:
    1. Checkpoint (Static and Mobile)
    2. Cordon and Search Operations
    3. Patrol (Mobile, Foot and Aerial patrols)
    4. Disarmament site Security/Designated site security
    5. Protection of Distribution Site for Humanitarian Agencies
    6. Convoy Operations
    7. Besides above mentioned lanes, units are trained as part of general training on protection of Civilians, to handle displaced civilians such as refugees, returnees and Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) and the Units train themselves emphasizing on the Mission essential Tasks identified after the Mission Specific Training.
  7. Command Post Exercise (CPX) and Field Training Exercise (FTX). CPX and FTX are designed to exercise all the key appointments and troops in a mission environment. It is conducted at both the operational and tactical level simulating different scenarios and incidents at the final stage of the pre deployment training in order to ensure that the contingents are ready for deployment as per the DPKO requirement.
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."

Coverage of Shanti Prayas III by Nepalese National Media
Coverage of Shanti Prayas III by Nepalese National Media
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