1. Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS), General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung left for The People’s Republic of China upon an official invitation from General Chen Bingde, Member of Central Military Commission and Chief of the General Staff on October 30, 2011. 2. The CoAS General Gurung, is accompanied by his spouse Mrs Kamala Gurung and staff officers. The team will return on November 6,2011. 3. Chief of Staff (CoS) Lt. General Gaurav SJB Rana and Deputy Chief of Chinese Embassy in Nepal Ms.Wang Lixin bade farewell to CoAS Gurung at Tribhuwan International Airport. Generals and high ranking officers of the NA and resident Defence Attachés of various nations in Nepal were also present on the occasion. 4. During his absence, Chief of Staff Lt Gen Gaurav Shumsher JB Rana will take up the responsibility of Acting Chief of Army Staff.