Nepal Army Chief to be conferred honorary rank of 'General of Indian Army' on Saturday
The Nepal Army Chief begins his four-day India visit on Saturday during which he will hold wide-ranging talks with top brass of the Indian Army with an aim to further expand bilateral military cooperation.
Indian Army Chief Gen. Bipin Rawat was conferred with the title of honourary general of the Nepal Army by Nepalese President Bidya Devi Bhandari during his visit to the country in 2017.
Commander-in-Chief Gen Kodandera Madappa Cariappa was the first Indian Army chief to be decorated with the title in 1950.
On Gen. Thapa's visit, the Indian Army said, "The visit symbolises the deep-rooted military to military ties and shall be a platform to further strengthen the defence cooperation between the two armies."
General Thapa will also be visiting Indian Army formations formations based at Jaipur and Lucknow.