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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 general of the by at a special programme at her official residence in March last year.

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

According to sources, chief 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 and Indian Army since a long time and there is a tradition of inviting inviting chiefs of during special occasions," according to a Nepal 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