Army Chief Singh meets Nepalese counterpart
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Last Updated: Wednesday, April 04, 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.


First Published: Wednesday, April 04, 2012, 08:44

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