New Delhi. 03 Feb 2016. Nepalese Army Chief General Rajendra Chhetri was conferred the Honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by President Pranab Mukherjee during a investiture ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan today. It is a unique custom and tradition between the Indian and NepaleseArmy to confer this honour on each others Army Chief to signify close and special military to military ties.
Indian Army Chief General Dalbir Singh was conferred the rank of General of the Nepalese Army in Nov 2014 when hevisited the Himalayan nation. The visit of Nepalese Army Chief assumes added significance as India is the first port of call after General Chhetri took over as Chief of Nepalese Army in September 2015. During the visit to India, General Chhetri will also have meetings with Indian top political and military leadership to further cement the bonds of friendship between the two countries.
The General shall also be visiting the Infantry School & Army War College at Mhow and the Artillery School at Deolali wherein he shall be witnessing the training & facilities at Indian Army premier training institutes. During his visit to Lucknow, the General shall be interacting with topmilitary hierarchy of Headquarters Central Command and shall also visit the Gorkha Rifles Regimental Centre. General Chhetri shall depart for Nepal on 06 February 2016