Appraisal on Media Remarks of CoAS India Visit

1. CoAS General Gaurab SJB Rana was on an official visit to India on the invitation of Chief of Army Staff General Bikram Singh of Indian Army from 29th Sept - 05 Oct 2013. It was duly informed to all concerned by Directorate of Public Relations. 2. During his official visit to India, Gen Rana called on Foreign Secretary of India, his Counterpart and Senior General Officers of Indian Army during his weeklong visit. His entire programs were disseminated to the media by this office through our Daily Press Release. 3. Since few days, some media has been disseminating very sensitive information regarding Nepal and its neighbors. As stated by the media that Gen Rana gave an exclusive interview to the Indian media is untrue. At no cost, has Gen. Rana given any kind of formal interview to any media during his visit to India. Therefore, the news about his remarks was totally out of context and baseless. 4. Nepalese Army is a professional, apolitical, disciplined institution that always adheres to the constitution of Nepal and follows the legitimate orders of the government. Therefore, Nepalese Army would like to draw attention and inform all concerned that it is out of the question for the Nepalese Army leadership to comment on such sensitive issues in public or in interviews.