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General Dalbir Singh, COAS conferred with title of Honorary Rank of General of Nepal Army

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Kathmandu (Nov. 14, 2014): The Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh was conferred the title of Honorary Rank of General of Nepal Army by Hon’ble President Ram Baran Yadav, at the Rastrapati Bhawan, Sheetal Niwas in Kathmandu on 13 Nov. As part of a long-standing tradition between Nepal and India, both the countries confer the honorary title on each other’s army chiefs. The President also felicitated the COAS with the insignia of the Nepal Army.

The Indian Army Chief also called on Hon’ble Prime Minister Sushil Koirala at his office at Singhdurbar. They discussed Nepal-India military cooperation and matters of mutual interest. The COAS praised the contributions made by Gorkha soldiers of Nepal in the Indian military service.

The COAS visited the Mountain Warfare School and interacted with the Ex- Servicemen in Pokhara and also visited Headquarters Western Division on 14 Nov.

General Dalbir Singh is in Nepal on a four-day official visit at the invitation of his counterpart, General Guarav Sumsher Rana.