GPOI delegation team visited Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre (BPOTC) on 14th Sep 2022. The visiting team was accompanied by Director of the Directorate of Peace Operations (DPO) Brig Gen Shantosh Ballave Poudyal.
In the beginning, the commandant of the BPOTC Col Dil Bikram Subba received and welcomed the visiting team at the center. Then, the Deputy Commandant of BPOTC, Lt Col Dev Bahadur Chhetri appraised the delegation team about roles, responsibilities and various training activities conducted at the centre. He also briefly presented about the BPOTC concept and implementation plan to develop the BPOTC as a "Centre of Excellence". He further highlighted the approved infrastructure development master plan to the visiting team. GPOI team then visited the BPOTC facilities including the language lab and undergoing pre-deployment training (PDT) activities. The delegation team also observed the demonstration of UN Buddy First Aid and visited the No 1 Field Ambulance Coy located inside the premises of BPOTC.
After the visit, the GPOI delegation team highly praised the current contribution of Nepali Army peacekeepers deployed in different UN peace operations and also appreciated the capacity of BPOTC to impart high standard of training to the peacekeepers prior to their deployment. Finally, the visit concluded after Mrs Jennifer Pulliam (GPOI Program Director) remarks on Visitor book followed by Memento exchange program.