Indian Army chief to visit Nepal

 Kathmandu, Feb 9: Indian Army chief General Bipin Rawat will pay a four-day visit to Nepal from February 11 and participate in the Nepal Army Day celebrations in Kathmandu, official sources said on Friday.

General Rawat will witness the Army Day Parade on February 12 in Tundhikhel in the heart of Kathmandu. An Indian Army band has since arrived in the Nepal capital to participate in the parade. The Indian Chief of Army Staff is also the honorary chief of the Nepal Army, and hence he has been invited this year as a special guest, Bhandari said. Apart from meeting with his counterpart, General Rawat will call on President Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, Defence Minister Bhimsen Das Pradhan and other Nepal leaders. The Indian Army is a major import source for military stores for the Nepal Army. (IANS)