- The sole purpose of the visit will be to honour the Indian Army Chief with the honorary title of Nepali Army, a custom that has endured for centuries "requesting anonymity
- The Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army), also tweeted about the topics covered during the discussion.
Chief of Army Staff Manoj Pande will visit Nepal in August, according to representatives of the Nepali Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
According to the source, Bidhya Devi Bhandari, the president of Nepal, will bestow the honorary title of Nepali Army onto the 29th Army Chief of India during the visit.
“A message on the Army Chief’s trip to Nepal in August has been received from the Indian Army. The time and date of his visit are still being planned. The sole purpose of the visit will be to honour the Indian Army Chief with the honorary title of Nepali Army, a custom that has endured for centuries “requesting anonymity, the source said to ANI.
Following the preparations made in Kathmandu for the visit of the Indian CoAS, Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma, Nepal’s ambassador to India, met with the Indian Army Chief earlier on Monday.
“I’d like to call General Manoj Pande, the Chief of Army Staff, at @adgpi. We spoke about several facets of our defence cooperation and expressed our gratitude to the Indian Army for continuing to assist Nepal. Nepal and India are friends “After the meeting, the ambassador of Nepal to India tweeted.
On the same day, the Additional Directorate General of Public Information, IHQ of MoD (Army), also tweeted about the topics covered during the discussion.
“General Manoj Pande, #COAS, had a visit from #Nepal’s ambassador to India, Dr. Shankar Prasad Sharma, and they spoke about various elements of bilateral defence cooperation.”
Since 1950, when then-Indian Army Chief General KM Cariappa visited Nepal, Nepal and India have had a history of bestowing the highest rank onto the heads of each other’s forces.
Previously, on the invitation of his Indian counterpart, Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff (CoAS), Prabhu Ram Sharma, visited India from November 9 to November 12, 2016. Additionally, General Sharma received the honorary title of Chief of the Indian Army.
Sharma also had meetings with Rajnath Singh, the defence minister, and S Jaishankar, the minister of external affairs.
“The Nepali Army’s Chief of Army Staff, General Prabhu Ram Sharma, is welcomed with pleasure. His visit demonstrates how close we are to one another “Tweeted by the EAM.