COAS visit to UNIFIL

<table cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" style="color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-size: 11px; line-height: 20px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><tbody><tr><td colspan="3" align="center"><hr></td></tr><tr><td colspan="3" class="newstxt" style="font-size: 14px; margin-right: 30px; margin-left: 20px; text-align: justify;"><p class="imgbox2" style="margin-left: 10px;"><img width="318" height="213" src=""></p><p>COAS General Rajendra Chhetri wrapped up his visit to United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) mission in Lebanon on June 26, 2016.</p><p>COAS Chhetri had earlier departed to the mission area of UNIFIL on June 20, 2016 along with the Defence Secretary Mahesh Prasad Dahal.</p><p class="imgbox1" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px;"><img src="" width="299" height="227"></p><p>On June 21, COAS Chhetri visited the Lebanon Armed Forces (LAF) Headquarters in Yarze, Lebanon and met with LAF Army Commander General Jean Kahwaji. General Kahwaji on the occasion applauded the tasks of Nepalese Army in maintaining the peace in the mission area. A troop of LAF presented the "Guard of Honour" to COAS Chhetri on the occasion.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>On the same day, COAS Chhetri inspected the Gorakh Dal Battalion (57th Batt) deployed in Lebanon and addressed the serving personnel of the battalion. COAS Chhetri during his address instructed the serving personnel to maintain the glory of the Nepalese Army in the international peacekeeping by dedicating themselves in the execution of UN mandates.</p><p class="imgbox2" style="margin-left: 10px;"><img src="" width="248" height="168"><img src="" width="251" height="168"><img src="" width="258" height="167"></p><p>On June 22, COAS Chhetri planted saplings in the NepBatt HQ in accordance to the policy of "Go Green Campaign". He also visited the various posts occupied by NepBatt at various locations in the mission area and interacted with the NA personnel deployed there.</p><p>On June 23, COAS Chhetri visited the Sector East HQ at Marjoyun, Lebanon and met with the Sector Commander Brig Gen Alfredo Perez de Aguado Martinez.</p><p><img src="" width="343" height="219"><img src="" width="330" height="217"><br></p><p class="imgbox2" style="margin-left: 10px;"><img src="" width="291" height="318"></p><p>On the same day, COAS Chhetri visited the UNIFIL HQ at Naquora, Lebanon. He met with Head of Mission and Force Commander Major General Luciano Portolano. FC Maj Gen Portlano applauded the role of Nepalese peacekeepers in the meeting.</p><p><img src="" width="340" height="235"></p><p>&nbsp;</p><p class="imgbox1" style="margin-right: 10px; margin-left: 10px;"><img src="" width="322" height="214"></p><p>On June 24, COAS Chhetri called on Right Honorable Officiating President and Prime Minister of Lebanon Mr Tammam Salam and Defence Minister Mr Samir Moukhel at Grand Serail, Beirut, Lebanon. PM Salam applauded the role of Nepalese Peacekeepers especially in the field of CIMIC activities.</p><p>&nbsp;</p><p>COAS General Rajendra Chhetri returned home after his visit to UNIFIL mission in Lebanon on June 26, 2016. CGS Lt Gen Baldev Raj Mahat and residential Defence Attachés welcomed COAS Chhetri at Tribhuvan International Airport.</p></td></tr></tbody></table>