Army Chief General Manoj Naravane starts his 3-day Nepal tour by visiting religious places

    05-Nov-2020   
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Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane reached Kathmandu on a three-day visit and India's envoy to Nepal Vinay Mohan Kwatra met Nepal's new Foreign Secretary Bharat Raj Poudyal.
 
General Naravane went to Kumari Ghar in Kathmandu Durbar Square and worshipped Living Goddess "Kumari" and later toured around Basantapur Durbar Square along with his spouse Veena Naravane.
 
Later, while touring around the ancient palace of the Himalayan Nation, General Naravane was briefed about temples and other structures standing tall in and around the UNESCO World Heritage Site which once housed kings before the unification of Nepal.
 
A release by Nepal Army said, "Nepal army believes that exchange of such high-level visits and continuation of tradition helps in strengthening relations between the two armies, contributing to enhanced relationship between the two countries".
 
General Naravane would be conferred the rank of Honorary General of the Nepali Army by President Bidhya Devi Bhandari Thursday afternoon at an investiture ceremony to be held at Sheetal Niwas.
 
General Naravane will hold bilateral talks with his counterpart Thapa and he will join a dinner to be hosted by the Nepali Army Chief.
 
On Friday, General Naravane will deliver a lecture at Nepal Army Staff and Command College in Shivapuri, where senior Nepal Army officers will be present.