Army chief Gen Bikram Singh to visit Nepal on Monday

Last Updated: Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 20:22

Kathmandu: Army chief Gen Bikram Singh arrives here Monday on an official visit to mark the successful ascent of Mount Everest by a joint Indo-Nepal army team in an effort to clean up the world`s highest peak.
The army chief is visiting Nepal on a two-day trip at the invitation of his Nepalese counterpart Gen Gaurav Shumsher Rana.

Gen Singh and Gen Rana will jointly flag-in the Indo-Nepal Joint Army Everest Clean-Up Expedition at a function at Nepal Army Headquarters in Kathmandu tomorrow.

The joint team successfully climbed Everest towards the end of May.

The Indian Army sent 11 climbers while the Nepal Army sent 9 climbers as part of the expedition.

The team collected more than 4,000 kilos of garbage from above the Everest base camp as part of cleanup efforts on the mountain.


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First Published: Sunday, June 9, 2013 - 20:20

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