Indian Army chief visiting Nepal Tuesday

16:20, January 18, 2010      

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Indian Army chief Deepak Kapoor is to begin a three-day official visit to Nepal on Tuesday at the invitation of Nepali Chief of Army Staff Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.

According to a press statement issued by Nepal Army's Directorate of Public Relation, Kapoor will lay wreath at martyrs memorial and meet with Gurung on Tuesday.

Kapoor will visit the high altitude military academy of Nepal Army in Jomsom, Mustang district, some 195 km west of capital Kathmandu. He will also visit the western regional headquarters of Nepal Army in Pokhara, some 140 km west of Kathmandu.

On Thursday, Kapoor will visit the training center for peacekeeping missions near Kathmandu and hold talks with Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and defense minister Bidhya Bhandari.

President Ram Baran Yadav will award Kapoor the honorary rank of General of Nepal Army on Thursday evening.

Kapoor will return to India Friday.

Source: Xinhua
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