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Indian Army chief in Nepal, visits temple

IANS  |  Kathmandu 

Visiting Bipin offered prayers at the temple in Nepal's city on Tuesday, a day after he arrived here to participate in the Army Day celebrations.

and several Army officers were welcomed by the temple's development committee. "He was happy to offer prayers in the temple. We were amazed he spoke Nepali language so well," committee was quoted as saying by the Post.

The Indian of Army Staff arrived in on Monday at the invitation of his Nepali counterpart to witness the Army Day Parade on Tuesday in Tundhikhel in the heart of

"is also the honorary of the Army, and hence he has been invited this year as a special guest," General had said earlier.

Apart from meeting Chhetri, General Rawat will call on Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Sher Bahadur Deuba, and other leaders.

The two sides will discuss various aspects of military-to-military cooperation during General Rawat's visit, which comes at a time when Nepal is getting ready for the formation of a new government led by K.P. Oli, of the Communist Party of Nepal-Unified Marxist Leninist.



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First Published: Tue, February 13 2018. 18:32 IST