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Nepal Army Chief to be conferred honorary rank of 'General of Indian Army' on Saturday

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Army will be conferred with the honorary rank of 'of Indian Army' by Nath Kovind on Saturday.

The Army begins his four-day visit on Saturday during which he will hold wide-ranging talks with top brass of the with an aim to further expand bilateral cooperation.

The honorary rank of 'of Indian Army' is being conferred on the Army following an age-old tradition which is existed between the armies of both countries, defence ministry officials said.

Chief Gen. was conferred with the title of honourary general of the Nepal Army by Nepalese during his visit to the country in 2017.

Commander-in-Chief Gen was the first chief to be decorated with the title in 1950.

On Gen. Thapa's visit, the Indian Army said, "The visit symbolises the deep-rooted to ties and shall be a platform to further strengthen the defence cooperation between the two armies."

General Thapa will also be visiting Indian Army formations formations based at and

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First Published: Fri, January 11 2019. 18:25 IST