KATHMANDU, Oct 14: Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane will visit Nepal next month, the Nepal Army headquarters said in a press statement on Wednesday. The Army headquarters, however, has not disclosed the specific dates for the visit.
Nepal Army Spokesperson Santosh Ballav Poudel told Republica that Naravane will be visiting Nepal in November, and the two militaries are in touch to finalize exact dates.
Poudel said that there have been discussions between the two sides to fix the exact dates for the visit.
An invitation was extended to the Indian Army Chief by the Nepal government on February 3 this year, according to the press release.
Sources said that the proposed visit of the Indian Army chief could not take place in subsequent months following his controversial remarks in May on the road to Lipu Lekh, a sovereign Nepali territory which India claims as its own despite Nepal’s objection.