Kathmandu: Indian Army Chief General Bipin Rawat was conferred with the title of ‘Honorary General of the Nepal Army’ by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari in a grand ceremony on Wednesday.
A special program was organized at Shital Niwas, Nepal President’s official residence, for the event.
There is a tradition between India and Nepal of honoring the Chief of Army Staff of both neighbouring countries with the title of honorary General.
Earlier, the Nepal Army received a gift of seven horses from the Indian Army.
Organising a special function, General Rawat, handed over a stallion light breed, two brood mares, two gelds and two donkey stallions to his Nepali Counterpart General Rajendra Chhetri.
General Rawat also called on Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand and General Rajendra Chhetri.
General Rawat will be visiting the Nepal Army High Altitude Warfare School Jomsom and Pension Paying Office Pokhra on Thursday.
He will also call on Nepal Prime Minister Pushpa Kamal Dahal ‘Prachanda’, Prime Minister on Thursday.