Nepal: PLA Preparing for Revolution?
Posted by n3wday on August 18, 2009
This article was published on eKantipur.com.
Uncertainty at PLA cantonments
KAILALI, Aug 17 – Maoist combatants cantoned inside the seven camps across the country are losing hope of joining the natio-nal army since the government led by their party UCPN (Maoist) stepped down.
This is especially true among Maoist fighters inside Lokesh Smriti Brigade of Badaipur under the seventh division camp of People’s Liberation Army (PLA).
They have been asked to wait for transformation and peace, and at the same time remain alert against regressive forces. The soldiers are being told of the possibility of both war and integration at the internal training for PLA fighters inside the camp. Of late, guerrilla warfare has dominated the regular exercise session inside the camp.
Aakash, a PLA combatant of Lokesh Smriti Brigade says “The peace process is connected with our integration. There won’t be any peace if the PLA is not integrated.”
A PLA Division Commander, who was recently posted to the seventh division camp, said battle-hardened combatants are prepared for another war for the sake of transformation.