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Nepal Army chief to visit India in January

Press Trust of India  |  Kathmandu 

will visit next month where he will be conferred the title of honorary of the Indian Army, a senior Army said on Sunday.

It is a customary practice between the two neighbouring nations to award the honorary title to each other's

of Army Staff will be leaving for India, his first international tour since taking charge of the Army, on Junary 11, Brig Gen said.

During his six-day tour, General will be handed over the insignia of the of the by at a function to be held at the Rashtrapati Bhawan, he said.

General Thapa will also meet and visit some of the defence training institutes. He will return on January 16, Bhandaree said.

The chief, who took charge of the nation's defence force on August 9, is visiting on the invitation of his Indian counterpart General

Earlier in July, General Rawat was in Nepal to receive the similar honour from Nepal's

The practice of exchanging the title of has been going on since 1950.

Similar to the practice followed by Nepali prime ministers, there is a tradition in the that sees its chiefs make their first international destination after taking command of the defence force.

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First Published: Sun, December 23 2018. 17:15 IST