, Yubaraj Ghimire
| Kathmandu, New Delhi |
November 4, 2020 1:03:29 am
Ahead of his three-day visit to nepal starting Wednesday, Indian Army chief General M M Naravane said it will go a long way in strengthening a relationship that both armies cherish.
He will be meeting nepal Prime Minister K P Sharma Oli, and will also call on President Bidhya Devi Bhandari.
“I am delighted to be visiting Nepal on their kind invitation, and to meet my counterpart General Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of the Army Staff of the Nepali Army,” General Naravane said in a statement Tuesday.
“I am sure this visit will go a long way in strengthening the bonds of friendship that the two armies cherish.”
He will be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army.
He said he is grateful for the opportunity to meet Nepal’s Prime Minister and was “looking forward eagerly to this visit”.
In Nepal, the Indian Army chief’s visit, though being called routine in official circles, signals the continuation of a tradition and custom that the two sides have maintained for over seven decades.
Nepal Army chief General Thapa had received the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army last year, a reciprocal arrangement between the two…