Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat in Nepal, to meet Prez, PM

Gen Rawat arrived in Kathmandu on the invitation of Nepal Army chief Gen Rajendra Chettri, to attend the Army Day function

india Updated: Feb 13, 2018 20:10 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India, Kathmandu
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General Bipin Rawat presents a memento to General Rajendra Chhetri, Chief of the Army Staff Nepal Army, on the occasion of Nepal Army Day 2018 on Tuesday, February 13, 2018.(Indian Army/Twitter)

Indian Army chief Gen Bipin Rawat, who is on a three-day visit to Nepal will meet the country’s top leaders on Tuesday.

Gen Rawat arrived here on Monday on the invitation of Nepal Army chief Gen Rajendra Chettri, to attend the Army Day function, which coincides with the 250th anniversary of the Himalayan nation’s unification.

According to Nepal Army headquarters sources, Gen Rawat is to meet President Bidya Bhandari and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba.

“He will also hold talks with his Nepalese counterpart at the Army Headquarters in Kathmandu,” they said.

Gen Rawat on Tuesday visited the Bindhyabasini temple in Pokhara, where he and other Nepal Army officers were welcomed by the temple development committee.

“There has been close and cordial relations between Nepal Army and Indian Army since a long time and there is a tradition of inviting chiefs of Nepalese and Indian Army during special occasions,” according to a Nepal Army statement.

High-level visits between the two armies will further strengthen bilateral relations and promote mutual interests, the statement said.

First Published: Feb 13, 2018 20:09 IST