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President confers honorary rank of General of Indian Army on Nepal Army Chief

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Nath Kovind on Saturday conferred the honorary rank of of the to Purna Chandra Thapa, the of

The event was attended by Subhash Bhamre, Union for Defence, chiefs of the three services and senior officers from the armed forces.

"In recognition of his commendable prowess and immeasurable contribution to further fostering the long and friendly association with India, the of is pleased to confer the honorary rank of the of the on General Purna Chandra Thapa," the citation read.

Thapa assumed the command of the Army in September last year.

Commissioned into the in 1980, the general is a graduate of the National Defence College, and and Staff College,

Besides holding Bachelors degree from (Nepal), he also holds a Masters Degree in Defence and Strategic Studies from the

During his 39-year-long service, he has commanded an Infantry Batallion, an Infantry Brigade, and has served as Commanding, and served as a Secretary in the

His overseas assignments include serving at the Golan Heights, and former under the banner.

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First Published: Sat, January 12 2019. 13:50 IST