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Indian Army chief arrives on three-day visit to Nepal

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

Gen Bipin arrived here today on a three-day visit to to attend its Army Day, which coincides with the 250th anniversary of the establishment of the nation's unification.

Gen is visiting at the invitation of Army

"Gen was supposed to arrive in the morning, but due to inclement weather the reached in the afternoon," said.

The chief will attend as special guest a function organised by the to mark the Army Day, which coincides with the 250th anniversary of establishment of the country's unification.

The late of Gorkha Prithvi united dozens of smaller states into a greater Nepal in 1769, when he conquered the valley.

"There has been close and cordial relations between the and Indian Army for a long time and there is a tradition of inviting chiefs of during special occasions," said a statement issued by the Nepal Army.

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

Last year, Gen Rawat was conferred the title of honourary general of the Nepal Army by Nepalese Bidya Devi Bhandari.

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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 19:05 IST