Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane will kick-start his three-day visit to Nepal on Wednesday. The visit assumes great significance as it is an attempt to restore Indo-Nepal ties which suffered a setback due to a bitter border row.
General Naravane is visiting Nepal following an official invitation by Nepal Army Chief Gen Purnachandra Thapa. He will be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepali Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari.
Commenting on Gen Naravane’s visit, Indian Embassy spokesperson Naveen Kumar said, “It will deepen the long-standing and customary bonds of friendship between the two armies”.
“His visit will provide an opportunity for both sides to discuss the bilateral defence partnership and explore avenues to further strengthen it for mutual benefit,” Kumar said