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President confers honorary rank of General of Indian Army on Nepal Army Chief

ANI  |  New Delhi (India) 

Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the honorary rank of of the on Purna Chandra Thapa, the of the Staff of

The honour was given to him at a special Investiture Ceremony held at the

"In recognition of his commendable prowess and immeasurable contribution to further fostering the long and friendly association with India, the of is pleased to confer the honorary rank of the of the on Purna Chandra Thapa," reads the citation.

General Thapa assumed the command of the as of Army Staff on September 9, 2018.

During his distinguished career spanning over 39 years, General Thapa held various high profile command staff and instructional appointments. He has commanded an and has served as

He has also served twice in the in 1986 and 1989 and in the United Nations Protection Force, former in 1994-95.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 20:35 IST