BRIGADIER GENERAL TARA BAHADUR KARKI
Brig Gen Tara Bahadur Karki was born on March 28, 1961 in Palpa district of West Nepal. He graduated from Nepalese Military Academy, Kharipati in July, 1983 and was commissioned as Second Lieutenant and posted to Pashupati Prasad Battalion, where he served as a Platoon Commander, Company Second in Command and Adjutant Officer. He has commanded Shree Shrijung Battalion as the Commanding Officer.
Brig Gen Karki has done various career courses including Command and Staff Course and has participated in numerous workshops and seminars at home and abroad. He has also completed Senior Executive Development Program (SEDP) from Civil Staff College. He holds Master's Degree in Political Science from Tribhuvan University, Nepal.
His command appointments include Company Commander of Surya Dal Company, Battalion Commander of Shree Shrijung Battalion and Brigade Commander of No. 26 Brigade. He was also appointed as Deputy COS Operation Officer at Eastern Division Headquarter, Chief of Staff at Western Division Headquarter, Deputy Director of DPR and Director of Department of Peacekeeping Operation (DPKO) too.
His instructional assignment includes Instructor at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School.
His notable staff appointments include Brigade Major and Operation Officer in an Infantry Brigade, Staff Officer in Army Headquarter.
He has wide range of experiences in United Nations Peacekeeping Operations. He has served in United Nations Interim Force In Lebanon (UNIFIL) thrice as a Platoon Commander and Personnel Officer and also as a Field Liaison Officer in UNIFIL Headquarter in 1988, 1993 and 1998 respectively. He has also served in MONUC, Congo as a Military Observer in 2003.
He is the Colonel Commandant of Shree Jabbarjung Battalion.
Brig Gen Karki is married to Deepa and is blessed with a son Dixant and a daughter Daxata.