The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Inspects the Pre-Deployment Training

The COAS, General Chhatra Man Singh Gurung inspected the Pre-deployment training of Srinath Battalion (14th Battalion) at Birendra Peace Operation Training Centre (BPOTC), Panchkhal on 16th Nov 2010. The battalion is scheduled to deploy in United Nations Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (MONUSCO) in the near future. The COAS, General Gurung read out the message of the Supreme Commander-in-Chief, Right Honorable President, Dr Ram Baran Yadav. On the occasion the COAS, General Gurung addressed the peacekeeping troops and told that he expects the peacekeepers to make every effort to uplift the image of the Nepalese and the Nepalese Army (NA) in the mission area. Secretary of the Ministry of Defense (MoD), Mr Nabin Ghimire, Chief of Staff (COS), Lieutenant General Toran Jung Bahadur Singh and high ranking officials of the NA were also present during the occasion.