The Shanti Prayas-2 is scheduled to be held at Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre, Panchkhal from March 18 to April 7, 2013 and participating in the exercise event are Nepal, the United States, and several other nations.
This multinational exercise is the latest installment in a continuing series of exercises in the Asia-Pacific region designed to promote regional peace and security and enhance peacekeeping capabilities and capacity of nations participating in the Global Peace Operations Initiative (GPOI), according to a press statement issued by the US Embassy in Kathmandu.
The statement read, “Being a major troop contributing country, Nepal and the Nepal Army have extensive knowledge and experience in peace support operations. Hosting this type of exercise in Nepal will not only enhance Nepal´s peacekeeping capabilities but will also help other participating nations.”
The training conducted during the exercise will consist of a vignette based staff training exercise and a field training exercise.