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HT Correspondent, Hindustan Times
Kathmandu, December 31, 2010
Nepal's main opposition party, United Communist Party of Nepal (Maoist), has refuted claims made in a new book that its cadres were provided military training by the Indian government.
Maoist secretary CP Gajurel termed the claim made by General Bibek Shah, a former senior military officer at the Nepal royal palace, in his book Maile Dekheko Darbar as false.
In his book, Shah, who was based in the palace during the reign of Birendra Shah and Nepal’s last king Birendra, had claimed that Maoist cadres were provided training at Chakrata in Uttarakhand during the civil war.
“There is no question of India training our cadres as we had already announced launch of tunnel war against it during the civil war,” Gajurel was quoted by local media.
The ministry of external affairs has already termed Shah’s claim as baseless and unfounded.