Brig Gen Jhankar Bahadur Kadayat was commissioned as second lieutenant in Nepalese Army in 1985. A graduate of National Security and War Course from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan, Brig Gen Jhankar has gone through many professional courses in Nepal and abroad. After the commission from Nepalese Military Academy, Kharipati, Nepal, he was posted to Para Training School of Nepalese Army and had served as instructor for about 12 years. He has undertaken many professional courses like Para Jump Master, Brigade Commander’s Command Orientation, Battalion Commander Course, Army Command and Staff College Course, Junior Command and Staff Course, Officers' Intelligence Course in Nepal along with other professional courses like Air Portability and interviewing Officers' (IO) Course in India and Officers' Intelligence Course and National Security and War Course in Pakistan. He has attended attachments on National Security and UN Peace Keeping Operations in home and aboard.

During his 31 years of military career, he has served in various Command, Staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded Infantry battalion both at home and abroad in UN peacekeeping mission in DR Congo. He had commanded the battalion in one of the most sensitive areas of Nepal during the time of insurgency and internal conflict in Nepal. He has successfully commanded an Infantry Brigade and also served as Brigade commander of Special Force Brigade. He had also headed the Intelligence Corps of Nepalese Army and had also served as GSO 1 (Ops) in No 4, No 9 brigade and in Directorate of Military Operations (DMO) in Nepalese Army. He had also served as Planning and Research Officer in National Security Council Secretariat, Kathmandu, Nepal and Defence Attaché to India from 2011 to 2014.

During his military career, he has served in UN peacekeeping missions in various parts of the world. He has served twice in Lebanon (UNIFIL) as an Operation Staff Officer at Battalion HQs and Force HQs, served in UNAMSIL in Sierra Leone as a Military Observer and in MONUC, Democratic Republic of Congo as Battalion Commander of a peacekeeping Battalion during the time of very adverse security situation in 2005/06.

Brig Gen Jhankar Kadayat has been awarded by a prestigious gallantry "Gorkha Dakshin Bahu" for his dedicated service to the nation. He is holding Masters' Degree in Public Administration from Tribhuwan University, Nepal and National Security and War Studies from National Defence University, Islamabad, Pakistan.

Brig Gen Kadayat is happily married and has been blessed with a daughter and a son.

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