Colonel Prem Singh Basnyat

Nepalese Army; Global Peace and Security Scientist and Military Historian, Nepal

Global peace and security scientist and military historian (PhD), with of professional experience from the peace and security field, including 15 years in Human Rights Enhancement initiatives in the Nepalese Army, academic research, teaching, training, human resources development, security management and administration.

He has written on civil-military relations in the context of Nepal’s decade-long conflict. Basnyat is also a leading historian on Nepal’s military history, including the early modern Nepalese state’s security strategy, war strategy and domestic resource mobilization for military purposes (the Anglo-Nepal war, Nepal- China-Tibet war, analysis of the strategic, cultural and economic functions of forts) and for post-conflict recovery and development. Basnyat has comprehensive visiting lecturing from 1995 to present days.

As a United Nations Peace Keeper, Basnyat has served in Lebanon, Croatia, Haiti and Nepal . Based on his practitioner experiences, Basnyat has contributed with security analysis of UN’s deployment provisions, conflict resolution, confidence building matters, Disarmament, Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Inter-Agency Cooperation (between the UN’s military components, UNHCR, Red Cross, INGOs, UNPOL, local communities, including IDPs, refugee settlement and the media) .

Basnyat has a varied senior management experience over more than 26 years, as Research Officer he has served as Museum Curator and Founder and of Nepal’s first Military Museum and Research Center. He has held several military line-positions, as adjutant officer, security and intelligence officer, training officer, recruiting officer, company commander, battalion commander, deputy brigade commander and UN assistant Humanitarian/ Security officer in Lebanon