Visit of US Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense

1. The Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense from USA, Dr. James A. Schear arrived in Kathmandu on 17 Sep 2011 for a four day visit. During his visit, he called on Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung and Principal Staff Officers (PSOs) of the Nepalese Army. 2. The focus of discussion was regarding the role of the Nepalese Army in Peace Keeping Operations and Natural Calamities and Disaster Management. General Gurung pointed out that the Nepalese Army along with its civilian partners have been conducting joint Table Top Exercise, Seminars and rehearsals to manage any disaster that may befall this country. 3. Later in the evening, DR. Schear also visited the Army Command and Staff College at Tokha.