Army Chief Singh meets Nepalese counterpart

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 21:57

Kathmandu: Army Chief Gen V K Singh on Wednesday met
his Nepalese counterpart Chhatraman Singh Gurung here and is
understood to have discussed bilateral cooperation and
strengthening of military ties between the two countries.

The two Generals met at the Nepal Army Headquarters in
Kathmandu after the Indian Army Chief arrived here, Nepalese
army sources said.

They understood to have discussed bilateral cooperation
and strengthening of ties between the two armies.

Gen Singh is in Nepal to attend the three-day Regional
Seminar on Natural Disaster Management and Humanitarian
Assistance.
Gen Singh, who arrived here today with a three member
delegation, will address the closing session of the seminar
tomorrow.

Besides representatives from the SAARC countries, high
officials of US Pacific Command and Chinese military officials
are attending the seminar aimed at sharing knowledge and
skills on disaster preparedness among the participating
countries.

Altogether 60 delegates and observers of SAARC countries,
China and the US, are taking part in the regional seminar.

Speaking at its inaugural session, Gen Gurung said:
"cooperation and collaboration among the neighbouring
countries will help reduce the risks during natural disasters
while learning lessons from the past experiences."
The Indian Army Chief will also call on President Ram
Baran Yadav and Prime Minister Baburam Bhattarai tomorrow,
besides meeting Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence
Bijaya Gachhadar.

PTI



First Published: Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 08:44

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