British Army promotes Nepali origin officer as Lieutenant Colonel

British Army promotes Nepali origin officer as Lieutenant Colonel

British Army promotes Nepali origin officer as Lieutenant Colonel

British Army has promoted a Gurkha officer of Nepali origin to the post of Lieutenant Colonel, the sixth-ranked officer in the army. Lieutenant Colonel Tol Khamcha Magar was promoted to the post earlier this week on February 2 amid a special ceremony at the Regional Command Headquarter based in Aldershot, England.

“My hard work, talent and attitude towards my work could be the reason behind

my promotion,” said Magar, talking to the Post, “I am extremely happy for the promotion. I had never thought that I would reach this place when I first joined as a private in the British Army. I will keep intact the dignity of Nepal and Nepalis till the day I retire.”

Magar will hold the post for five years. He is the fourth Nepali to become a Lieutenant Colonel in the British Army after Lal Bahadur Pun, Bijay Rawat and Yam Bahadur Rana. All three predecessors of Magar are now retired.

Lieutenant Colonel Magar, who will take command from Monday, hinted that he may come to Nepal as a part of his job.

-Kathmandu Post

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