Nepali Army Headquarters Sunday formally bid farewell to Chief of the Army Staff (CoAS) General Purna Chandra Thapa.
In the farewell ceremony organised by the Acting Army Chief Prabhu Ram Sharma inhonour of outgoing Army Chief Thapa this evening, the Army Headquarters provided separate tokens of love to the retiring CoAS. The Acting Army Chief, Defence Secretary Begendra Raj Sharma Paudyal, chief of Nepal Police Shailesh Thapa Kshetri, Shailendra Khanal, Chief of Nepal Armed Police Force and Ganesh Regmi of the National Investigation Department presented the tokens of love.
Addressing the ceremony, outgoing army chief Thapa said that his three years’ term as the army chief and 42 years’ service were full of both challenges and opportunities.
While bidding farewell to the national force of the country, CoAS Thapa said that the upcoming new army chief must remain alert from some elements within the organisation, who always want to harm the organisation for personal benefits.
Similarly, addressing the function, Acting Army Chief Sharma said that the best practices and work plans pushed forward by the outgoing chief would be taken to implementation.
Secretary Sharma Paudyal believed that the tenure of the new Army Chief would also remain successful and take the force to a new height by continuing the recently implemented three plus one command structure of the army.
He also thanked the outgoing army chief Thapa for accomplishing the term successfully and implementing the three plus one structure for the first time in the army based on geographical structure.
Source : TRN,