Indian Army chief made honorary general of Nepal Army

Last Updated: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:36

Kathmandu: Indian Army Chief, General Deepak Kapoor, was decorated with the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army by President Ram Baran Yadav here on Thursday.

The President presented the Nepal General`s ceremonial sword, peak cap and insignia to General Kapoor.

General Kapoor was conferred the honorary title of General of the Nepal Army upholding a six-decade long tradition between the Indian and Nepali Armies.

Nepal`s Defence Minister Bidhya Bhandari, Nepal`s Army Chief General Chhatraman Singh Gurung and Indian Ambassador to Nepal Rakesh Sood were among the dignitaries present on the occasion.

"I hope that this visit will help resume the military cooperation. Indian Army Chief said during the meeting that India is bound to extend any military assistance to Nepal," said Bhandari.

General Kapoor, who is on his four-day goodwill visit, also called on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal.

Earlier, Indian President Pratibha Devisingh Patil had conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army on Nepal`s chief of army staff, General Gurung during the latter`s visit to New Delhi.

ANI



First Published: Friday, January 22, 2010 - 11:36

comments powered by Disqus