KATHMANDU, March 28: Indian Chief of Army Staff (COAS), Bipin Rawat has arrived in Kathmandu on Tuesday morning by a special flight of Indian Army.
Upon the invitation of Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri, Indian Army Chief is in official visit to Nepal.
President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer the decoration of honorary General of Nepal Army to Indian Army Chief GeneralBipin Rawat amid a special program at Sheetal Niwas on Wednesday.
It has been a long-standing tradition to confer the NA decoration to the Indian Army Chiefs as continuity to the cordial relations between the two armies, and cultural, religious and historic ties between Nepal and India.
During his visit, Indian COAS Rawat will pay courtesy call to Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal, Defense Minister Balkrishna Khand and COAS Rajendra Chhetri.
According to spokesperson of the Nepal Army (NA), Jhankar Bahadur Kadayat, the NA will organize a special program in the honor of visiting Indian COAS Rawat.
During his visit, General Rawat will visit Indian Army Pension Camp in Pokhara and will address ex- Gurkhas. Similarly, he will go to Manag and visit Muktinath temple.
General Rawat is achedule to visit Pashupati Nath temple as well.
The third rank in protocol in the administration of Indian Government, General Rawat was appointed as the 27th Chief of Indian Army Staff on 17th December, 2016 amid protest from the opposition.