Western Division Visit
Chief of the Army Staff(CoAS) General Gaurav SJB Rana visited various units and formations of the Western Division from May 3- 7, 2013. On the first day of the visit, CoAS Rana inspected Bhairabi Dal Battalion (Gorkha), Pashupati Prasad Battalion(Lamjung), No.3 Brigade(Tanahu) and Western Division Headquarters(Pokhara). CoAS Rana was briefed on the training, logistics and security situations of the various units under the Area of Responsibility (AOR) of the Western Division.
On May 5, CoAS Rana visited the High Altitude and Mountain Warfare School(HAMWS) at Kaisang, Mustang and viewed the demonstration conducted by HAMWS. HAMWS has been imparting training to Nepalese and foreign students for over two decades. Later in the day, Gen. Rana addressed the troops of KaliDutta Company which is also situated at Mustang, Jomsom.
On May 6, CoAS Rana cycled down from Jomsom to Lete and inspected the company situated there. Later the same day, CoAS Rana also visited No 22 Brigade at Ramnagar, Rupendehi .
On May 7, CoAS Rana visited the Integrated Army Training Centre (IATC) at Saljhandi, Rupendehi. He also visited Bajra Dal Battalion (Nawalparasi) and Chandi Prasad Battalion (Palpa) the same day. CoAS Rana rounded up his trip by visiting Western Div HQs at Bijaypur, Pokhara and flew back to Kathmandu.