- Nepal and India have had a tradition since 1950, when Indian Army Chief General KM Cariappa went to Nepal, of giving the highest rank to the head of the military of the other country.
On September 5–8, 2022, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande will go to Nepal.
This is his first trip as Chief of Army Staff to Nepal (COAS). During his visit, the Army Chief will meet with Nepal’s President Bidhya Devi Bhandari, Prime Minister Sher Bahadur Deuba, and Chief of the Army Staff Prabhu Ram Sharma. He will also meet with Nepal’s top military and civilian leaders to talk about ways to improve India-Nepal defence ties.
The Indian Army Chief will be given the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army at a ceremony on September 5, 2022, at Sital Nivas, the official residence of the President of Nepal. This will continue a long tradition of friendship between the two armies.
The COAS is set to go to Nepal Army HQ, where he will honour the soldiers who have died and talk to the top leaders of the Nepali Army. During his visit, the COAS will also talk to the student officers and teachers at the Nepali Army Command and Staff College Shivpuri.
On September 6, 2022, the COAS will also meet with the Prime Minister of Nepal.
India and Nepal have been friends for a long time, have a lot in common culturally and historically, and treat each other with respect and trust. According to its “Neighborhood First” and “Act East” policies, India gives its relationship with Nepal the most importance.
This trip will be a chance to look at the current defence ties between the two countries and strengthen cooperation in areas of mutual interest.
Last year, Nepali Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Prabhu Ram Sharma went to India from November 9 to November 12 at the request of former Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Naravane.
During his trip, Prabhu Ram Sharma met with Rajnath Singh, who is the Minister of Defense, and S Jaishankar, who is the Minister of External Affairs.
The honorary title of Chief of the Indian Army was also given to General Sharma. Former President Ram Nath Kovind gave Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff General Prabhu Ram Sharma the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Delhi.
Nepal and India have had a tradition since 1950, when Indian Army Chief General KM Cariappa went to Nepal, of giving the highest rank to the head of the military of the other country.