Biography of Major General Deepak Prasad Bharati


Maj Gen Deepak Prasad Bharati is the GOC, Far Western Division, Nepalese Army. He is the highest ranking military officer in the far western region of Nepal.

Prior to becoming GOC, Far Western Division, in September 2016, Maj Gen Bharati served as the Commandant of the Nepalese Military Academy. He previously had also served as the Commandant of the Nepalese Army Recruit Training Center. During the early period of his career he had held several appointments as instructor at Nepalese Military Academy and Nepalese Army School.

Born on February 1, 1963 in Kathmandu district, capital city of Nepal, Maj Gen Bharati graduated from Nepalese Military Academy, Kharipati, being commissioned in March 1984 as a Second Lieutenant to Bhairab Nath Battalion (Para Commando). He has served as an infantry officer at various levels, to include Company Commander of Indra Dhoj Coy (Independent) and Battalion Commander of Barda Bahadur Battalion where he had affected the national policy of Integrated Security and Development Project (ISDP) into good practice during the period of insurgency while at Gorkha District, Western Region Nepal. Later he had the command of No.26 Brigade (Infantry) as a Brigadier General and thereafter he also had the command of the prestigious No. 10 Brigade, the Special Forces Brigade.

Recipient of Gorkha Dakshin Bahu IV (Go. Da. Ba. IV), Maj Gen Bharati had a number of notable staff appointments to include duty as Brigade Major at No. 10 Brigade (Special Forces Brigade) and as a Lieutenant Colonel he was appointed as G3 (OPS) in an Infantry Brigade and later on at Valley Division HQ. As a Colonel he continued as an Assistant Chief of Staff (Operation) ACOS (OPS) at Far Western Division HQ and thereafter as Deputy Director, Directorate of Military Operation (DMO), Army HQ. He was also appointed as a Deputy for Master of Ordnance at Army HQ. Later as a Brigadier General he was appointed as Military Secretary of Nepalese Army.

He has had numerous involvements with United Nations Peacekeeping Operations with marked contributions through various assignments he had been offered at different periods of his career. His first major UN assignment include Operation Duty Officer at United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) followed by Deputy Operation Officer - United Nations Protection Force in Former Yugoslavia (UNPROFOR), Military Observer - United Nations Transitional Administration Mission in East Timor (UNTATE) and finally Commanding Officer of Nepalese Battlion - United Nations Mission in Sierra Leon (UNAMSIL)

. An alumnus of Army Command and Staff College, Shivapuri, Nepal and National Defense University (NDU), China, Maj Gen Bharati is also a Fellow of Near East South Asia for Strategic Study Washington, USA and International Intelligence Fellow Program Washington, USA and has earned Master's degrees in Public Administration from Tribhuvan University, Nepal and in National Defense Strategic Studies from National Defense University, China.

Colonel Commandant of Indra Dhoj Battalion, Maj Gen Bharati, finds pleasure in sightseeing and trekking as his favourite leisure pursuit. He has keen interest and knowledge on botanical plants and horticulture. He amuses himself in keeping up with contemporary media and information technology. He also believes in gaining knowledge through travel. He has already visited a number of countries namely India, China, USA, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Lebanon, Israel, Syria, Jordan, Egypt, Croatia, Serbia, Bosnia, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Austria, Australia, East Timor, Indonesia, Singapore, Thailand, and Sierra Leon.

Maj Gen Bharati remains happy with his spouse Ms Rukmi Bharati and the couple is blessed with a daughter Dr Aakriti Bharati and a son Aadar Bharati.