JERUSALEM (Mar. 9)
Israel inaugurated today a five-month course of training policemen from African countries in general police work, especially in traffic control; The first group of Africans, 10 Ethiopians, was enrolled in the course today. All are officers in the Ethiopian police corps, several of them being deputy superintendents of police; Other Africans to take the course, it was said, are expected in the coming weeks.
One hundred members of the army of Nepal, being trained as parachutists by the Israeli army, staged their first mass jump today at their training base “somewhere in Israel; ” To mark the occasion, their commander, Major Yaduban, of the Royal Nepalese Army, accompanied by five of his ranking officers, presented a gift to the Israeli Chief of Staff, Maj: Gen. Yitzhak Rabin, at army headquarters here. The gift consisted of a Gutkha knife in a velvet, pearl-studded sheath.
The Nepalese parachutist-trainees are spending a month in Israel. They are scheduled to complete their training in 10 days, after which they will return home to form the nucleus of the Nepaleso Paratroop Corps.