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General Purna Thapa is new acting chief of Nepal Army

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Purna Chandra Thapa, a decorated of the Army, has taken charge as the new acting (CoAS) of the nation.

Thapa took over yesterday after the went on a formal leave before his retirement next month.

Thapa will be sworn in as the CoAS of Army next month after Chhetri formally retires from the top post.

A special ceremony was held yesterday at the Army headquarters here where the incumbent CoAS Chhetri handed over the responsibility to Thapa.

Born to a family in Nepal's district, Thapa has served across the globe as part of the Peacekeeping Operations. Besides courses at home, Thapa has also completed training in the and India, reported.

Thapa's most important responsibility came as the head of commander -- a rare opportunity for a in UN Peacekeeping missions -- of the UN Disengagement Observer in from February 2015 to February 2016.

The decision regarding Thapa's appointment was taken during a Cabinet meeting last month.

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First Published: Fri, August 10 2018. 15:30 IST