Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri departed for the Islamic Republic of Pakistan for an official visit on Monday (May 14, 2018), at an invitation extended by General Zubair Mahmood Hayat, the Chairman Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee (CJCSC) Pakistan Armed Forces.
Chief of General Staff (CGS) Lieutenant General Purna Chandra Thapa bade farewell to COAS Gen Chhetri at Tribhuvan International Airport (TIA). Generals, His Excellency Ambassador of Pakistan to Nepal and high ranking officers of the Nepali Army (NA) and Defense Attachés of foreign nations in Nepal were also present on the occasion. A troop of NA presented the 'Guard of Honour' to COAS Gen Chhetri before his departure.
In his absence, CGS Lt Gen Purna Chandra Thapa will officiate as the Acting Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) of Nepali Army.
Ending his three-day visit, COAS Gen Chhetri will return home on May 18, 2018.