Indian Army Chief Arrives

<div style="text-align: justify;">Indian Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), General Dalbir Singh, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC arrived at Kathmandu on Friday, November 11, 2016 upon the official invitation of COAS General Rajendra Chhetri. The Indian Army Chief was received by the Chief of Staff (COS) Lt Gen Purna Chandra Thapa at the Tribhuvan International Airport.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Today, November 11, 2016, Gen Singh met his Nepalese counterpart, COAS Gen Chhetri, at latter's office, Army Headquarters. During the meeting, they discussed on various issues of bilateral interests. Upon his arrival at the Army Headquarters, Gen Singh was accorded a Guard of Honor from a troop of Nepalese Army. Earlier today, Gen Singh laid wreath on the "Veer Smarak" at the Army Pavilion, Tundikhel.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Later today Gen Singh will attend a cultural programme organised by Nepalese Army Wives Association (NAWA) at Auditorium Hall, Nepalese Army Headquarters, Bhadrakali.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">During his three-day stay, Gen Singh is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Right Honourable President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and Right Honourable Prime Minister Puspa Kamal Dahal in separate meetings.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">The visiting Indian Army chief, together with COAS Gen Chhetri, is also scheduled to inspect the Nepal-Indo joint group training exercise "Surya Kiran X" being held at Nepalese Army Battle School, Saljhandi. The Battalion-level joint training exercise began on October 31 and is scheduled to conclude on November 13.</div><div style="text-align: justify;"><br></div><div style="text-align: justify;">Gen Singh is due to end his visit on November 13, 2016.</div>