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India gifted 109 vehicles to Nepal Army

India has gifted 109 vehicles to Nepal Army under a defence pact as a high level Indian army delegation visited the country to hold discussions with top Nepalese brass.

world Updated: Aug 13, 2011 17:47 IST

India has gifted 109 vehicles to Nepal Army under a defence pact as a high level Indian army delegation visited the country to hold discussions with top Nepalese brass.

The vehicles were brought to Kathmandu via Sunauli entry point on Friday, according to the Nepal Army sources.

These vehicles include 30 trucks of 7 tonne capacity, 20 trucks of 2.5 tonne capacity, 24 mine protected vehicles and 35 military jeeps. The vehicles were handed over to the Butawal-based Brigad No 22 of the Nepal Army, according to the Army Headquarters sources.

The vehicles were handed over as part of the continued assistance being provided by government of India for the last five years and the assistance was provided in line with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement.

Meanwhile, Indian Army's Lt General DS Thakur, AVSM, who was leading Indian Army's delegation today concluded a five-day goodwill visit to Nepal.

During the visit, the Indian Army delegation paid a courtesy call at Defence Minister Bishnu Prasad Poudyal, met with Defence Secretary Navin Kumar Ghimire and Chief of Army Staff of Nepal Army Chhatraman Singh Guring in Kathmandu.

The Indian Army team also inspected Army Staff College at Tokha, anti-insurgency training centre and forest warfare institute.

They also attended various programmes organised by the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu before leaving Kathmandu on Saturday, according to a press release issued by the Nepal Army.