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COAS Gen Chhetri departs for USA on an official visit

Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Rajendra Chhetri departed for the United States of America (USA) on May 16, 2017 upon an official invitation of the Commanding General, Gen Robert B. Brown, Uniited States Army Pacific (USARPA). Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lt Gen Baldevraj Mahat bade farewell to COAS Gen Chhetri at Tribhuwan International Airport (TIA). Prior to his departure to USA, COAS Gen Chhetri was accorded a Guard of Honor from a troop of Nepalese Army at TIA. General officers of the NA and defense attachés of various nations in Nepal were present during the occasion.

During his stay in USA, COAS Gen Chhetri will meet Gen Robert B. Brown, Commanding General of USARPAC and Maj Gen Christopher G. Cavoli, Commanding Gen of 25th Infantry Division in separate meetings on May 19, 2017.

Continuing his visit, on May 22, 2017, COAS Gen Chhetri will have meeting and interaction with Pacific Air Force (PACAF) Commander Lt Gen Terrence J. O'Shaughnessy, Marine Force Pacific (MARFORPAC) Commander Lt Gen David H. Berger, Special Operations Command (SOCPAC) Commander Maj Gen Daniel Yoo and USPACOM Commander Admiral Harry B Harris, Jr (US Navy).

On May 23, 2017, COAS Gen Chhetri will attend the inaugural ceremony of "The 2017 Land Forces of The Pacific (LANPAC) Conference" in Honolulu, Hawai and will address the conference on "Assessment of the Theater" of Asia Pacific Region. During his address, COAS Gen Chhetri will discuss on Emerging Global Terrorism, Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response (HARD) and military to military cooperation.

Whilst on the visit, COAS Gen Chhetri will be accompanied by his spouse, Mrs. Reeta Chhetri and two staff officers. The delegation will return to Nepal on May 26, 2017.


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