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Indian Army chief visits temple, attends Nepal Army day prog

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Bipin Rawat, who is on a three-day visit to the nation, today prayed at the in and attended the Mahashivratri and the celebrations here.

will also be meeting his Nepalese counterpart at the Army pavilion at Tundikhel here.

He arrived here yesterday on the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart to attend the Parade and function, which coincides with the 250th anniversary of the nation's unification.

The has been invited to function this year as a special guest as he is also the honorary of the Army.

He was conferred with the honorary rank of of the Army by at a special programme at her official residence in March last year.

Earlier, visited the in Pokhara, a famous tourist spot of Western Nepal, where he and other Army officers were welcomed by the temple development committee.

According to sources, is likely to visit tomorrow.

He will also call on Nepal's and Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, and other top leaders, before wrapping up his three-day visit, they said.

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

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

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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 20:25 IST