CoAS returns from Annual Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defense Conference

1. CoAS Gen Chhatra Man Singh Gurung returned back from Honololu, Hawaii attending the 14th Annual Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) Conference on "Multi-Lateral Approaches to Maritime Security (MARSEC) in Asia-Pacific" organized by US PACOM, on October 26, 2011. 2. Acting CoAS Lt Gen Gaurav Shumsher JBR and First Secretary of US Embassy Mr. Timothy P. Trenkle welcomed CoAS Gen Gurung in Tribhuvan International Airport. CoAS Gen Gurung received a ‘Guard of Honor' from a troop of Nepalese Army. High Ranking Officers of the Nepalese Army and the resident Defense Attachés of foreign embassies to Nepal were present at the occasion. 3. The conference held from 17-20 October 2011 focused on the issues of multi-lateral maritime security, natural calamities & disaster management and lessons to be learnt from the recent earthquake of Japan. The conference was attended by Army chiefs of 27 countries and issues of bilateral and multilateral were discussed.