Kathmandu, September 5
Nepal’s President Bidya Devi Bhandari conferred the rank of the honorary general of the Nepal Army on Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pande on Monday.
The rank was conferred on him at a special function organised at the President’s Office, Shital Niwas, this afternoon.
General Pande is in Kathmandu from Sunday on a four-day official visit.
For more than five decades, the two armies of the neighbouring countries have been giving honorary top ranks of their own institution to the chief of the other. Accordingly, Nepal Army Chief Prabhu Ram Sharma received the honour from the Indian president in November 2021.
Pande is the 19th Indian Army chief to receive the rank from Nepal.
Earlier this morning, General Pande went to the Nepal Army headquarters in Kathmandu and held a bilateral meeting with his counterpart Prabhu Ram Sharma, informs the Indian Embassy in Kathmandu.