The Armed Police Force (APF) of Nepal is a paramilitary force with the basic roles of catalyst in maintaining law and order and containing insurgency cracking down terrorist activities. Its foundation is similar to the paramilitary force. Service is voluntary and the minimum age for enrollment is 18 years. It started with 15 thousand strong force carved jointly out of police and army personnel. the strength by end of 2010 is expected to be 40,000.
For centuries, Nepal has been known as the abode of peace and tranquility. However in February 1996, the Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist) operating as the United People's Front of Nepal declared of the so called "People's War".The acts of terrorism and associated trend of organized crimes seemed escalating within the kingdom and in response to cope the situation with the then His Majesty's Government of Nepal felt need for an elite force. As such, the consequence on the recommendations made thereby the Armed Police Force Establishment Suggestion Task Force, Armed Police Force was founded on the 24th of October 2001. Late Krishna Mohan Shrestha from Nepal Police then Additional Inspector General of Police being promoted to Inspector General of Armed Police Force was the first Chief.
The current command and control organization of Nepal's army is set forth in the 1990 Constitution and the interim constitution. Inspector General is the Chief of Armed Police Force, at par the status to three stars Lieutenant...... Read More