Gen. Dalbir Singh calls on Nepal PM to discuss military ties

Kathmandu [Nepal], Nov. 12 : Indian Army chief General Dalbir Singh on Saturday called on Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal to hold discussions on the 'unique' army to army relationship between the two countries.

Prime Minister Prachanda was appreciative of growing surge in contacts at all levels, specially the highest level.

During the visit, General Dalbir Singh assured Prime Minister Prachanda of capability and capacity building of the Nepal Army.

The visit of the Indian Army chief comes days after President Pranab Mukherjee paid visits to Pokran and appreciated the "valuable" contribution of Gorkha regiment in the Indian Army.

General Singh's visit assumes special significance in the light of India's relationship with the neighbouring country, underpinning India's priorities in maintaining friendly relations in the region.

General Dalbir Singh will also be witnessing Indo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-X, conducted at Saaljhandi.

During the visit, General Singh also paid a courtesy call to Nepali President Bidhya Devi Bhandari and interacted with the chief of the Army Staff of Nepalese Army General Rajendra Chetri.

Source: ANI