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Army chief made Army hon general

Continuing a tradition of friendship between both armies, Indian Army Chief General VK Singh was decorated with the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army on Wednesday.

world Updated: Dec 22, 2010 23:08 IST
Utpal Parashar

Continuing a tradition of friendship between both armies, Indian Army Chief General VK Singh was decorated with the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army on Wednesday.

President Ram Baran Yadav, the Supreme Commander of Nepal Army, conferred the honour to General Singh at a brief function held at Shital Niwas, the official residence of the Nepal President.

General Singh is the second Indian army chief to be decorated with the honour this year. In January, his predecessor General Deepak Kapoor had been accorded a similar rank.

Earlier General Singh met caretaker Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and defence minister Vidya Devi Bhandari and assured them of military assistance if Nepal makes such request.

The Prime Minister assured that Nepal will not allow its soil to be used for anti-India activities.