CoAS inspects training for UN missionsChief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri on Sunday visited Nepal Army’s Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal, Kavre to inspect and examine the pre-deployment training for military forces heading to UN missions.
Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Rajendra Chhetri on Sunday visited Nepal Army’s Birendra Peace Operations Training Centre in Panchkhal, Kavre to inspect and examine the pre-deployment training for military forces heading to UN missions.
The training to the army personnel for UN missions—Monusco Mission in Congo and UNMISS Mission in South Sudan—has reached the final stages.
During the occasion, CoAS Chhetri read out a message from President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, who is also the Supreme Commander of the Nepal Armty. In her message, the President said that the Nepal Army has been successful in upholding Nepal’s dignity and image in the international community through its commitment to maintaining world peace.
In his address at BPOTC, CoAS Chhetri said that Nepal Army has been representing Nepal and Nepali people in world peace missions by deploying its personnel at various war-stricken places in line with Nepal’s foreign policy.
The NA, which has contributed to world peace missions for six decades currently, has 4,358 personnel deployed at 15 different countries.
CoAS Chhetri also recalled NA’s effort in search, rescue and relief operations during last year’s devastating earthquake and its participation in constructing numerous temporary shelters for the disaster victims.
Extending his good wishes to the departing army staff, CoAS Chhetri instructed them to bear the responsibility given by UN and the NA in line with UN-set guidelines keeping in view the honour and prestige of country, the NA and their respective units.
During the occasion, CoAS Chhetri observed pre-deployment training demonstration and also inaugurated newly-constructed guard quarters in the centre.