Background

Presently working as Visiting Professor of Conflict Management at the Kathmandu University- Nepal , an ex Brigadier General of Nepalese Army, a para Commando (Special Forces), fought several counterinsurgency battles, also led battalion as battalion commander during insurgency at home, with expertise on Disaster Management, museum curator, scholarly writing on history-culture , Global Security, Peace building, Civil Military Relation, Disarmament Demobilization and Reintegration (DDR), Security Sector Reform (SSR), Army Officer Cadet selection . Authored several books and articles in peace building, trust building, international security, national security, diplomatic history, conflict management, military history, political history, heritage, culture, also a visiting lecturer and fellow at the national and international military and non-military academic institutions.

Education

Human Rights Law – Purbanchal University, Nepal
MSc Global Security – Cranfield University, UK
MA History – Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Army Command and Staff College Course (Masters in Military Strategy) 
PhD Military History – Tribhuvan University, Nepal

Membership and Affiliations

Chairperson Nepal Museum Association
Executive Member ICOM Nepal Committee
Member International Council of Museum (ICOM)
Execuutive Member ICOM Asia Pacific
Founder Curator and Director Only Military Museum, Chhauni, Kathmandu
Advisor Nepal Aircraft Museum, Dhangadhi, Nepal
Life Member Military Museum , Kathmandu, Nepal.
Life Member National History Association Nepal
Member Geneva Center for Security Policy Alumni Association
Visiting Lecturer Kathmandu School of Law, Purbanchal University,Nepal
Visiting Fellow Tromso University Norway
Scholar British Chevening Scholar
Member World History Association
Member British Library, London, UK
Member British Military Historical Society
Member World Security Network

Books Authored

Nepalese Army and the Commander In Chiefs of Nepal
Bhawani Dal Company of the Nepalese Army
Beginning of the Tibetan Khampa Refugee and its terrorism in Nepal
Nepalese Military History – Part 2
Nepalese Army: Since Lig Kot to Present day
200 years of Anglo – Nepal War
New Paradigm in Global Security
Nepalese Forts and the Royal Nepalese Army in Fort Battles
Nepalese army in the Tibetan Khampa Disarming Mission

Kina khatarama chha Nepalko Rastriya Surakshya ?

Article

Authored more than 40 articles on history, culture, heritage, internal security, international relation.

Participation in UN Peacekeeping Missions

UNIFIL – Lebanon Dy Operation Officer
UNTAES – Croatia United Nation Military Observer
MINUSTAH – Haiti Military Operation Center Chief/Dy

International Paper Presentation

"THE ROLE OF MUSEUM IN IN CONFLICT PREVENTION" at the ICOM -China Expo Conference : 14-19 Sept 2016.
“BICENTENARY OF ANGLO- NEPAL WAR: AN ANALYTICAL REVIEW” - The Nepal-Britain Friendship Society, Nepal – 08 June 2016.
"THE ROLE OF CIVIL SOCIETY IN COUNTERTERRORISM" - The World Justice Forum, Hague, Netherland - 10 July 2013.
"DECADE'S NON INTERNATIONAL ARMED CONFLICT IN NEPAL: REASON TO
REHABILITATION" - Institute of International Humanitarian Law, Sanermo, Italy- 29 May 2013.
"TERRORISM ‘LEGITIMATE’ OR ‘ILLEGITIMATE’? AND ITS PREVENTIVE MEASURES IN SOUTH ASIA" - Securing Asia 2012 Seminar - London, UK – 2012.
"FUTURE OF NEPALESE PEACE PROCESS" at the UNDP workshop, Kathmandu - 2011.
"VIABLE SUGGESTIONS FOR THE REINTEGRATION OF THE MAOIST'S COMBATANTS IN THE NEPALESE ARMY", Centre for Peace Studies, Tromso University, Norway - 2010.
"THE HAITIAN DDR MODULE AND ITS OUTCOME ON THE GROUND", CPS, Tromso University, Norway - 2009.

Worked as

Director: Doctrine and Research Directorate, Nepalese Army Headquarters
Director: Research and Development Directorate, Nepalese Army Headquarters
Act. Chief of Staff: Mid Far Western Division Headquarters, Nepalese Army
Dy. Brigade Commander: Nepalese Army, 9 Brigade
Officer Recruiting (Psychological Officer-TO) Officer: Nepalese Army
Battalion Commander: Nepalese Army
Army Instructor: Nepalese Army’ Training Academies
Defense Ministry’s Representative: National Archives Preservation Board
Director and Curator: Military Museum, Nepal
National Contingent Commander: MINUSTAH, Haiti
Intelligence Officer: Army Headquarter, Nepalese Army
Operation Officer: Army Headquarter, Nepalese Army
Independent Company Commander: Nepalese Army
Adjutant Officer: Nepalese Army

Museum Training

Curator’s Basic Course          : British Gorkha Museum, Winchester, UK
Curator’s Advance Course    : Military Museum, London, UK
Archive Preservation Course :  Military Museum, Nepal

Other Trainings

Abroad

Institution Course From To Certificate
Geneva Center for Security Policy Comprehensive International Security 01-May16 06-May16 Certificate Obtained

Geneva Center for Security Policy

Weapon Law and the Legal Review 09-Dec13 13-Dec13 Certificate Obtained
World Justice Project, USA (Hague, Netherlands) Rule of Law 08-Jul-13 11-Jul-13 Certificate Obtained
International Institute of Humanitarian Law, Non International Armed Conflict 28-May13 31-May13 Certificate Obtained
italyUNITAR     –Geneva, Switzerland Senior Level Leadership Management Course 29-Oct12 02-Nov12 Certificate Obtained

Security Watch – London, UK

Counterterrorism and Securing Asia 25-Jun12 27-Jun12 Certificate Obtained
CCMR, CA, USA (conducted in Nepal) National Strategy Enhancement 15-Apr12 16-Apr12 Certificate Obtained
UN Interagency working group on DDR (conducted in Nepal)

International Rehabilitation Workshop, Nepal

2 days Aug-11 Certificate Obtained
Naval Post Graduate College, CA, USA Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR) and SSR 4 days Dec-10 Certificate Obtained
CPS, Tromso University, Norway Disarmament, Demobilization & Reintegration (DDR) - 2 x times total 45
days
2009 & 2010 Certificate Obtained
MINUSTAH, Haiti UN pre-deployment Course HQ. Staff Officer 2 days 2009 Certificate Obtained
Sri Lanka (Conducted by UK Army) International Humanitarian law 0ne week 2008 Certificate Obtained
CCMR, CA, USA, (Conducted in Nepal) National Strategy Development one week 2007 Certificate Obtained
RMCS, UK Managing Defense in a Democratic Society and Civil
Military Relation
6 weeks 2002 Certificate Obtained
RMCS, UK Conflict Resolution field Research course in Northern Ireland one week 2002 n/a
RMCS, UK Disaster Management six weeks 2001 Certificate Obtained
Cranfield University, UK Workshop on Military Strategy of World War II –in
Normandy, France
4 days 2001 n/a
UNTAES, Croatia UN pre-deployment course for Military Observer 2 days 1997 Certificate Obtained
DIPR- Delhi, India Technical Officer (Military Psychologist to select the Army Officers) 1997 60 days Certificate Obtained
UNIFIL, Lebanon UN pre-deployment course 2 days 1990 Certificate Obtained
ASPT, India Physical Training – India 1989 8 weeks Certificate Obtained

Trainings- Nepal

Institution Type From To Certificate
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Army Officer Basic Course 1983 18 months Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Platoon Commander and Platoon Weapon 1985 3 months Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Officer Commando 1985 40 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Officer’s Field Engineering 1985 45 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Accounting and Recording 1985 30 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Para Jump 1987 40 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal General Purpose Machine Gun 1988 45 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Intelligence and Security 1989 90 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Company Commander 1990 90 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army UN Peacekeeping Training
School
UN Pre-Deployment Course- Battalion Level Oct-90 60 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Training School, Nepal Officer Staff Duties 1991 90 days Certificate Obtained
Institute of Nepalese Army Command and
Staff College, Nepal
Army Command and Staff College Course 1996 1997 Certificate Obtained
Civil Administrative Staff College, Nepal Enhancement of Leadership 1997 one week Certificate Obtained
ICRC, Nepal ICRC 1997 2 days Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Peacekeeping Training
School
MO UN pre-deployment course 1997 one week Certificate Obtained
Nepalese Army Peacekeeping Training School SO UN pre-deployment course 2009 one week Certificate Obtained

More

Institution Course Certificate Period
Ministry of Education, Nepal Higher School Teacher's Training 6 months  Certificate Obtained
Nepal Scout Headquarter, Kathmandu Nepal Scout Wood Badge Training 2 weeks Certificate Obtained
Nepal Police Academy, Kathmandu Police Officer Basic Course 6 months Certificate Obtained
Nepal Police Academy, Kathmandu Police Command course 39 days Certificate Obtained

Hobby: Jugging, Scholarly Research, Reading.
Motto: “Nation First”

Dr. Basnyat visits India, Hong Kong, Tibet, Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, United Sates of America, United Kingdom, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Netherland, Norway, Sweden, Croatia, Hungry, Bosnia, Serbia, Qatar, Haiti, Dominican Republic, Dubai, Lebanon, Egypt, Cyprus, France , Italy, China and Israel.