Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri observed the exercise 'Gadhi Raksha' being carried out by Mid-western division, Nepalese Army in Bangesimal area of Surkhet District on December 28, 2016. The brigade level exercise, that included field training exercise (FTX) and demonstration, started on November 23, 2016, including the troops from the units within Mid-western division.
In course of the inspection, COAS Gen Chhetri was given presentation on pre-preparation, planning, operation and logistic issues. After the presentation, COAS Gen Chhetri observed the integrated military drill and the firing exercise presented by the participating troops from the infantry, combat support and combat service support. Speaking at the occasion, COAS Gen Chhetri congratulated the troops for successfully completing the exercise and instructed them to work with high moral and motivation in the future.
Earlier today, COAS Gen Chhetri and Mrs. Reeta Chhetri, President of Nepalese Army Wives Association (NAWA), jointly inaugurated the newly constructed building of ' Diwa Sisu Syahar Kendra' in the premises of Mid-western division headquarters. The building was constructed with the budget from Nepalese Army welfare fund on the initiation of NAWA.
General officers, officers and other ranks of Nepalese Army were present during the inspection.