Khadgajeet Baral

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Inspector General of Nepal Police (IGP)
Khadgajeet Baral
श्री खड्गजीत बराल

Former IGP Khadgajeet Baral briefing the press on the book's ("Kasauti ma Nepal Prahari") details during the book release in 2013.jpg
Former IGP Khadgajeet Baral briefing the press on the book's ("Kasauti ma Nepal Prahari") details during the book release at the Nepal Police Club in August, 2013. (Also seen at the far right of the picture is Former IGP Motilal Bohora).
Inspector General of Nepal Police
Preceded by Rom Bahadur Thapa
Succeeded by Durlav Kumar Thapa
Founder President of Nepal Hockey Association[1]
Preceded by First
Succeeded by Unknown
Vice-President of Nepal Badminton Association[2]
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
State seal of Myanmar.svg Ambassador of Nepal to Myanmar
Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa
Preceded by Saardul Rana
Succeeded by Divya Bhatta
Coat of arms of Vietnam.svg Ambassador of Nepal to French Indochina and Indonesia
Prime Minister Surya Bahadur Thapa
Preceded by Shardul Shumsher JBR
Succeeded by Dr. Divya Dev Bhatta
Coat of arms of Nepal.svg Member of Nepalese Legislature
Prime Minister Lokendra Bahadur Chand
Deputy Unknown
President of Royal Nepal Golf Club
Deputy Unknown
Preceded by Pyush Bahadur Amatya
Succeeded by Vinode Shumsher Rana
Emblem of the United Nations.svg Chief Liaison Officer of the United Nations
Prime Minister Girija Prasad Koirala
Deputy Unknown
Judo pictogram.svg President of Nepal Judo Association
Preceded by Unknown
Succeeded by Unknown
Personal details
Born (1928-04-17) April 17, 1928 (age 88)
Nawalparasi District, Nepal
Citizenship Nepalese
Relations Bahadur Singh Baral (father)
Ranjeet Baral (son)
Children 3
Residence Kathmandu, Bagmati Zone, Nepal
Alma mater Agra University (B.A.)
Patna University (M.A.)
Occupation Police officer
Social Worker
Religion Hinduism
Awards Ord.TriShaktiPatta.png Tri Shakti Patta Class I
{{{blank2}}} Order of Gorkha Dakshina Bahu.svg Gorkha Dakshin Bahu Class I
{{{blank3}}} Life Time Achievement Award

Khadgajeet Baral (Nepali: खड्गजीत बराल) OGDB, OTSP (born April 17, 1928) is a Nepalese statesman and social worker. After serving as the Inspector General of Nepal Police[3] he also served as the Ambassador of Nepal to Burma, Indonesia and French Indochina (Laos, Cambodia and Vietnam),[4] as a Chief Liaison Officer of the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC),[5][6] [7] and also as a Member of Parliament (MP) of Nepal.

Career in Law Enforcement[edit]

Inspector General of Nepal Police[edit]

Khadgajeet Baral was promoted to "Inspector General of Police (I.G.P.)" at the age of 43, becoming one of the youngest police chiefs in the history of Nepal.[8][9][10] He had been the "first post graduate police officer" to be recommended by the then 'National Public Service Commission'[11][source needs translation] to His Majesty's Government as the Inspector-General of Police[12]

IGP Baral and his predecessor, IGP Rom Bahadur Thapa, are the only pair to remain chiefs for a period of six years, the standard tenure being four years.[13][14]

During his tenure as police chief,[15][16] Baral is famed for his major contributions in the administrative sectors of the Nepal Police organization. The establishments of the Kanun Sakha and Engineering Sakha in the Nepal Police Headquarters are a few of his accomplishments. He established the Nepal Police Mountaineering & Adventure Foundation, which, in Nepal is very historical; it conquered many Himalayan peaks, exclusively by Nepalese mountaineers; the Tukuche Himal (6921m) and Pabil Himal (7104m) conquered in 1976 A.D. and 1978 A.D. respectively are prime examples.[17][18] The construction of the "Birendra Police Hospital" (present Nepal Police Hospital) had also commenced in his tenure.[19] I.G.P. Baral's remarkable establishment of the Nepal Police Flying Squad in 1975, which consisted of four imported state-of-the-art vehicles from China and about a dozen elite Nepalese officers, for crime prevention, is considered admirable even now.[20][21][source needs translation]

I.G.P. Baral is a major reformist in Nepal Police [22] He had made rations available to all of the low-ranking police personnel and made the provision of barracks possible. In order to manage the busy traffic in the Kathmandu valley, he introduced 'Mounted Police', i.e. traffic police officers on horses.[23]

K.J.S. Baral is reputed as the greatest police chief in the history of Nepal,[24] his might being so vast that it led to him being revered as the "God of Nepal Police".[25][source needs translation][26][source needs translation] The feats performed by him were such that some considered his prowess itself to be embellished.[27][source needs translation][28][source needs translation][29][source needs translation] [30] [source needs translation]

Ambassador to Burma[edit]

During the reign of the then King Birendra, Khadgajeet Baral had been appointed the Royal Ambassador of Nepal to Burma (Myanmar) for a six-year tenure.[31]

Ambassador to French Indochina and Indonesia[edit]

Khadgajeet Baral had also been accredited the Royal Ambassador of Nepal to Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam during the same time when he had been the ambassador to Myanmar.

During Ambassador Baral's six-year tenure as an accredited ambassador to French Indo-China and Indonesia, there had arisen some political tension between the neighboring countries Indonesia and Malaysia. K.J.S. Baral had used this an opportunity to make use of his diplomatic skills to establish diplomatic relations between Nepal and Indonesia.[32]

Contribution to sports[edit]

Former Vice-President of Nepal Badminton Association (NBA), KJS Baral, after being felicitated with the "Nepal Badminton Samman 2069" on the auspicious occasion of the 36th National Badminton Competition 2069 by NBA in 2013 for his contributions to development of Badminton in Nepal during his tenure as Vice-President.

Baral had also served as the Vice President of the Nepal Badminton Association after his retirement from law enforcement.[33][source needs translation] [34]

Nepal Judo Association[edit]

Baral had served as the President of the Nepal Judo Association for six years during the 1990s. During his tenure as president, many reforms were introduced in Nepalese Judo. During the second 'Rajiv Gandhi International Judo Championship' of 1995, the then President Baral had lead a Judo team from Nepal to compete during the championship.[35][source needs translation][36]

Nepal Hockey Association[edit]

Baral also founded the Nepal Hockey Association, remaining president for a period of 8 years. He promoted the standard of Hockey in Nepal by bringing in two Hockey players from Pakistan. He alone is responsible for introducing hockey and making it famous in Nepal, and as such, is regarded as the Pioneer of Nepalese Hockey.[37]

Retired Life[edit]

Rtd. Hon. Khadgajeet Baral is now an active member of "The Rotary Club Of Pashupati" [38][39][40][source needs translation]
and an active golfer at the Royal Nepal Golf Club (RNGC).[41][42][43][44][source needs translation]


  1. ^ "Nepal Hockey Association". 
  2. ^ "Nepal Badminton Association". 
  3. ^ "Police History - Ex-Chief of Police". Retrieved 2013-04-10. 
  4. ^ "His Majesty concurrently accredited the Royal Nepali Ambassador to Burma, Khadga Jit Baral,as ambassador to Indonesia,..". Nepal press digest: – 24 1–52 pg 260. 1980. 
  5. ^ "News & Media Photo". 
  6. ^ "UNTAC". 
  7. ^ Suy, Dara (1993-03-24). "Mr. Khadga Jit Baral, former member of the National Parliament of Nepal and Mr. Hem Lama, former major of the Royal Nepali Army, have been deployed at the United Nations Transitional Authority in Cambodia (UNTAC).". The Phnom Penh Post. p. 3. 
  8. ^ Paudel, Bishnu (1972-07-31). "The Home Ministry has decided to appoint 43 year old DIGP Khadgajeet Baral as the Inspector General of Nepal Police...". Gorkhapatra. pp. 05–06. 
  9. ^ "Pubil Library of US Diplomacy". 
  10. ^ "Margaret P. Grafeld Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review". 6 July 2006. 
  11. ^ "सुरक्षा अंगमा नियुक्तिको लागि सार्कस्तरीय ढाँचा अवलम्बन गर्न आवश्यक...यद्यपि, २०१४ मा प्रहरी निरीक्षक पदमा नियुक्त पूर्वआईजीपी÷राजदूत खड्गजीत बराल, अख्तियार दुरूपयोग अनुसन्धान आयोगको पूर्वप्रमुख आयुक्त÷डीआईजीपी रामप्रसाद श्रेष्ठ र पूर्वअञ्चलाधीश शैलेन्द्रप्रसाद सिन्हा सर्वप्रथम लोकसेवा आयोगबाटै छनौट भएका थिए । प्रहरी अधिकृतको छनौटमा आयोगको संलग्नता पछिसम्म देखिएता पनि यो नाममात्रको भयो ।". 
  12. ^ "Interview on September 15, 2012". Himalayan Television. Archived from the original on June 18, 2014 – via 
  13. ^ "Lion's Share". 3 November 2012. 
  14. ^ "Republica/Nagarik News". 2012. 
  15. ^ ""Nepal Police has a very important role to provide a secure environment to the people. Whatever the situation it faces, Nepal Police will need to guarantee the people's right to live in peace," said Khadga Jit Baral, former chief of Nepal Police". 
  16. ^ "Central Chairman of the Council Chinta Bahadur Basnet, honoured former inspector generals duo Dhruba Bahadur Pradhan and Khadgajit Baral.". 
  17. ^ Khatri, Deepak (2006). Inspector Capsule. p. 346. 
  18. ^ "Shiro Kurauchi: I first came to Nepal in October 1977 after the Nepal Police invited me to organize a mountaineering course for police officials. The then IGP, Baral, wanted to establish a mountaineering academy in Lamjung. The idea was to organize expeditions with just Nepali members. The IGP asked one of his friends to look for someone who could come to Nepal and organize such as course...When I used to go on drives with IGP Baral along the Ring Road, I would only see bicycles.". 
  19. ^ Arogya Darpan 2000 (Birendra Police Hospital Yearly Magazine) (16th ed.). 2000. p. 3. 
  20. ^ Nepal Police Mirror 2011 (28th ed.). Nepal Police. 2011. p. 37. 
  21. ^ "नेपाल प्रहरी सङ्गठनभित्र उज्यालो र अँध्यारो पक्ष -वीरेन्द्रमणि पौडेल". 
  22. ^ "Declassified/Released US Department of State EO Systematic Review 30 JUN 2005" (PDF). 
  23. ^ Nepal Police Mirror 2011 (28th ed.). Nepal Police. 2011. p. 19. 
  24. ^ "Training And Service To Nation". 
  25. ^ "I was told of my promotion to chief in a hospital bed.". 
  26. ^ "Joginder Bole Pranam Ji 05 Poush 2070(20 Dec 2013);Interview with Ramesh Kharel". 
  27. ^ "IGP Kuber Singh Rana in TOUGH talk with Dil Bhusan Pathak-21./45:45". 
  28. ^ "सत्ता र स्वार्थको घेरामा प्रहरी... खड्गजीत बरालका विचारमा विगतका कमीकमजोरी सुधार्दै आगामी चुनौतीको सामना गर्नुको विकल्प छैन । प्रहरी दिवसको सन्दर्भ पारेर पूर्वआईजीपी बराल भन्छन्, "कमीकमजोरी सबैबाट हुन्छन्, त्यसलाई सुधार्दै संगठनको प्रभावकारिता र आम जनताप्रति विश्वसनियता जगाउँदै अघि बढ्नु अहिलेको आवश्यकता हो ।"...Karobar Daily". 
  29. ^ "रहेनन् विवादित पूर्वआईजीपी लामा... खड्गजीत बराल नेपाल प्रहरीको इतिहासमा सबैभन्दा कुशल र सक्षम आईजीपीको रूपमा लामालाई लिन्छन् । बहालवाला तथा अवकाशप्राप्त प्रहरी अधिकारीहरू ६३ वर्ष लामो प्रहरीको इतिहासमा बरालपछि संगठनलाई सफल र सक्षम नेतृत्व प्रदान गर्नेमा उनै लामालाई लिइन्छ । ...Karobar Daily". 
  30. ^ Shrestha, Shibaji (2015-07-09). "प्रहरीको सलाम र गृहमन्त्री...नेपाल प्रहरीमा यस्ता ब्यक्ति पनि आइजिपी भए-खडगजित बराल जो तत्कालीन गृहमन्त्रीको सनकपनलाई लिएर 'ए गृहबहादुर' भनेर सम्बोधन गर्ने हिम्मत गर्थे । (4th paragraph, 4th-5th line)" [Police's Salute & the Home Minister]. Nepali Patra (in Nepali). Retrieved July 25, 2015. 
  31. ^ "His Majesty concurrently accredited the Royal Nepali Ambassador to Burma, Khadga Jit Baral,as ambassador to Indonesia,..". Nepal press digest: – 24 1–52 pg 260. 1980. 
  32. ^ Hartono, Wening (1985-04-01). "On the behest of His Excellency Ambassador Baral, President Suharto has decided to establish diplomatic relations with Nepal...(first paragraph, 3rd-6th line)". The Jakarta Post. p. 07. 
  33. ^ "विकाशलाई पराजित गर्दै रत्नजित राष्ट्रिय च्याम्पियन...सम्मानित हुने ब्यक्तित्वहरुमा नेपाल ब्याडमिन्टन संघका पूर्व अध्यक्ष शुसिल शमसेर जवरा जो संघको मानार्थ आजीवन अध्यक्ष हुनु हुन्छ । उहााको बागदरवारस्थित घरको कोठाबाट सुरु भएको खेल संस्था आज राष्ट्रिय खेलकुद परिषदको नाममा परिचित छ । त्यस्तै पूर्व उपाध्यक्ष प्रभु शमसेर जवरा, पूर्व अध्यक्ष विरेन्द्र बहादुर शाह, पूर्व उपाध्यक्ष खड्गजीत बराल (उहाा पूर्व प्रहरी महानिरीक्षक पनि हुनु हुन्छ), यस्तै अन्तराष्ट्रिय खेलाडी अक्रुर नरसिंह राणा, मोहनबहादुर शाही, त्रिरत्न मानन्धर, डा. सिंह बहादुर बस्नेत र दिलेन्द्र विर पाण्डे रहेका छन् ।". 
  34. ^ "Tamang siblings steal the show". Archived from the original on May 21, 2014. 
  35. ^ "nagariknews-खेल". 
  36. ^ "Judo Union of Asia". 
  37. ^ Pandey, Ashok (1997). "Field Hockey in Nepal and Khadgajeet Baral". The Kathmandu Post: 8–9. 
  38. ^ "District-Advisory-Committee". Archived from the original on September 7, 2011. 
  39. ^ "Rotary Club of Pashupat-KTM". 
  40. ^ "Speech from Chief Guest Rtn Khadga Jeet Baral". 
  41. ^ "Victories at the senior section". [dead link]
  42. ^ "The Kathmandu Post: Rana Duo win Titles". Archived from the original on June 5, 2010. 
  43. ^ "Bijayananda lifts Myanmar envoy cup". The Himalayan Times. [dead link]
  44. ^ "'कसौटिमा नेपाल प्रहरी'....उक्त अवसरमा उहाँले प्रहरी संगठनको सेवाको ऐतिहासिक अवस्थाको बारेमा चर्चा गर्नुहुदै नेपाल प्रहरी संगठन यस्तो संस्था हो जसले प्रजातन्त्रको लागि ठूलो महत्व राखेको छ । प्रहरी संगठनले दिइने सेवामा समयानुकुल आफुलाइ परिमाजिर्त गर्दै लगेको बताउनुहुदै उहाँले राष्ट्रको सुरक्षाको लागि देशको कुना काप्चामा पुग्ने प्रहरी कर्मचारीहरुले गरेको कार्यका बारेमा राम्रो र नराम्रो क्रियाकलाप हुनु स्वभाविक रहेको बताउनुभयो । प्रहरी संगठनको बृत्ति विकास प्रहरी आपैmले गर्न सक्छ भन्नुुहदै उहाँले प्रहरीको व्यवसायीकता सभ्यताको प्रतिक रहेकोले प्रहरीले नागरिकलाई दिइने सेवामा पारदर्शी, स्वच्छता र उत्कृष्ठ हुनुपर्ने बताउनुभयो । देशमा शान्ति सुरक्षा कायम गरी गतिशिलता प्रदान गर्न नेपाल प्रहरीलाई यस पुस्तकबाट आसातित सहयोग पुग्ने समेत उहाँले बताउनुभयो ।". 

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