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Army pitches for fifth generation warfare strategy


KATHMANDU: The first official doctrine of Nepali Army has envisaged a need to develop and revise country’s military strategies as per the fifth generation warfare (5GW) to tackle violent extremist organisations.

The ‘Nepali Army Doctrine 2014’, circulated among the top brass of the army and the line ministry last weekend, stresses that the NA should follow the ‘Threat-Cum-Capability-Based Model’ approach.

The document has identified nine threat perceptions: political, economic, social, religious, idealism, production of lethal weapons, rapid population growth, climate change and global energy crisis.

“In case of chemical and biological war, as well as the conventional war, defensive measures should be adopted,” states the doctrine.

Security of the existence of nation states, social order and state system, citizens’ rights and freedoms, culture and way of life, population and its future generation, economic security, scientific and technological security, information security, national resources and ecological security and miscellaneous security are other key areas the NA has listed in the doctrine.

The 248-page doctrine is regarded as NA’s “Mother Document”.

It states that cyber threats, energy and food crisis, trans-national crime, disintegration, revolt, political instability, religious extremism, ethnicity, economy and climate change could be internal reasons of security threat.

In its preface, Chief of Army Staff Gen Gaurav SJB Rana writes that the doctrine would certainly be a base for comprehensive national security policy in the future.

Page 97 of the document describes “organisational warfare, guerrilla warfare and open battle under the counter insurgency”, referring to the strategies adopted by the Bolsheviks, Che Guevara and Mao Tse Tung.

According to sources, the doctrine is useful not only for country’s military forces but also provides a clear picture of the national military scenario to the defence policy makers. It would be a source of ideas for all subordinate security documents, the sources added.

The doctrine, which has 12 sections, was prepared by the Director General of Military Operations with guidance and directives from the Chief of General Staff and CoAS.

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