Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande will arrive in Nepal on September 4 on a five-day official visit during which he will hold extensive talks with the country’s top civil and military leadership.
During the visit, Gen Pande will call on Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, who is also the defence minister.
He will also hold meeting with his Nepalese counterpart Gen Prabhu Ram Sharma and handover various non-lethal military items to Nepal Army, according to a press release issued by the Army Headquarters.
Gen Pande will be conferred the title of honorary General of the Nepal Army by President Bidya Devi Bhandari on September 5, according to Nepal Army sources.
There has been a long tradition of exchange of visits by the army chiefs of Nepal and India and to confer the title of honorary General to both the army chiefs.