Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat arrives in Kathmandu on 4-day official visit
Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day official visit.
Kathmandu: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday on a four-day official visit.
Rawat will be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army by Nepal President Bidhya Devi Bhandari on Wednesday, defence officials said in Kathmandu.
It is a custom and tradition between the Indian and Nepali armies to confer this honour on each other's chiefs to signify close and special military-to-military ties.
General Rawat will also discuss bilateral military ties and other aspects of cooperation during his meeting with Nepali Army chief General Rajendra Chhetri.
Rawat is also scheduled to meet Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal and Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand and will visit Pokhara, where India's biggest pension camp is located, and travel to Muktinath where Nepal Army runs a high-altitude military warfare training centre.
Other highlights of his visit will be issues related to purchasing military hardware and software for the Nepal Army.
Nepal makes almost all military and defence purchases from India, including helicopters.
India recovered from a slow start to the tournament to eventually beat Nepal 3-0 in the summit clash on Sunday, winning their eighth SAFF title in the process.
External Affairs Ministry Spokesperson Arindam Bagchi said the government has decided to send vaccines to the neighbourhood initially, and the decision on further supplies will be based on India's production and demand
With his strike, the 37-year-old Chhetri equalled Messi and became the second highest gaol-scorer in international football among active players.