Kathmandu, 12 February, 2018 : Indian Army Chief Bipin Rawat will come to Kathmandu On Monday to be a part of the Nepali Army Day function which also coincides with the great Hindu festival of Maha Shivaratri.
Nainraj Dahal, Nepali Army’s spokesperson, says, “This is the first time any Chief of the Indian Army will be present here on the Army Day.”
To commemorate the unification of Nepal, every year Nepali Army celebrates Army Day on the day of Maha Shivaratri. The event will take place tomorrow at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel where the military personnel will demonstrate numerous cultural performances and will also fire cannons to mark the event.
Rawat has been invited to be the chief guest of the function.
Meanwhile, Rawat will also meet top political leaders and discuss various bilateral affairs.
Rawat has also been awarded the Honorary Rank of General by the President of Nepal. Following decades-long tradition, both Nepal and India honour each other’s army chiefs with the title.