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Indian Army chief on three-day visit to Nepal from tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

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

Gen is visiting at the invitation of Army

The will attend as special guest a function being 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 since a long time and there is a tradition of inviting chiefs of during special occasions," said a statement issued by the


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

Rawat's trip is a regular visit and there is a tradition of exchange of visits between the chiefs of the two armies.

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

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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 20:35 IST
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