Kathmandu, Aug 26: The integration process of the former Maoist combatants has formally been completed with the induction Monday of 70 Maoist commanders into the Nepali Army as lieutenants.
Earlier, a total of 1,352 former combatants had already entered the junior ranks of the national army in July after completing the basic training course, Xinhua reported.
The Napali Army organised a special function Monday to mark the formal end of the integration process of Maoist combatants.
The total number of ex-Maoist combatants joining the army through political decision has reached 1,462.
The Nepal government and the then rebel Maoists signed a Comprehensive Peace Agreement in 2006 ending a 10-year-long insurgency. At the same time, the Nepal government agreed to induct some combatants into the security agencies.