CoAS Rana to embark on UK visit
Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Gaurav Shumsher Rana will visit UK, leading a three-member delegation of army officials from 5 to 10 September this month.
According to a statement Thursday, Rana is embarking on the visit following invitation from UK's Chief of the General Staff, Peter Wall.
The visit will help enhance bilateral ties between the two countries, as it was in the case of previous exchanges of political and military visits. UK army chief Wall has already visited Nepal in November 2012.
During his stay in Britain, CoAS Rana will meet Nepal's ambassador to UK, Suresh Chalise and participate in a reunion program for SMC-4 batch army officials.
He will pay tributes to Gorkha Memorial and hold bilateral talks with Chief of Defence Service, Nicholas Houghton and Foreign Commonwealth Office Minister, Hugo Swire. CoAS Rana will also meet Chirs Murgatroyd of DFID.
CoAS Rana will further visit Royal College of Defence Studies, Defence Academy, College of Management and Technology, Higher Command Staff Course College and Defence Explosives Ordinance Disposal Munitions and Search Training Regiment, added the statement. Nepalnews.com