1. Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung departed to South Korea for the 13th Annual Asia-Pacific Chiefs of Defense (CHOD) Conference on 17th October 2010 . 2. The conference is jointly organised by Republic of Korean Armed Forces, Joint Chiefs of Staff and the US Pacific Command (US PACOM) from 18th October to 24th October 2010 in South Korean Capital Seoul. 3. The conference will focus on the common challenges of the Asia Pacific States and the steps to mitigate such issues. Army chiefs of 28 countries will be meeting in the conference. The detailed interactions, presentations and talks will be held during the meet. 4. During the departure at VVIP lounge at Tribhuwan International Airport, Chief of Staff Lt. General Toran Bahadur Singh, Korean Ambassador Sang Mong Hang, High ranking Generals and Foreign Military Attaches were present. 5. The visiting members are the COAS General Gurung, his spouse Kamala Gurung and Captain Bimal Thapa. The team will return on 25th October 2010.