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Indian Army Chief sightsees around mountains before meeting PM to conclude Nepal visit

File: Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane visits the Pashupatinath temple in Kathmandu, on the first day of his three-day Nepal visit, on Wednesday, November 4, 2020.

Kathmandu, November 6

On the last day of his three-day official visit to Nepal, Indian Army Chief Manoj Mukund Naravane has visited Solukhumbu district in eastern Nepal to sightsee around mountains.

Naravane’s host, Nepal Army, says its guest saw Mount Everest, the tallest peak of the world, and Mount Ama Dablam amount other mountains.

Naravane had boarded a Nepal Army helicopter from Kathmandu this morning. He had his breakfast at Hotel Everest View at an altitude of 3,880 metres.

Meanwhile, the top Indian Army official is scheduled to pay a courtesy call on Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli this afternoon before he will return to New Delhi.

He had arrived in Kathmandu on Wednesday to receive an honorary rank of Nepal Army General. President Bidya Devi Bhandari has already conferred on the rank on him amidst a special function at Shital Niwas on Thursday.

Although his visit was planned primarily for the continuity of the decades-old tradition, it has received significant attention both in Kathmandu and New Delhi this time given the two countries are engaged in a border dispute for over a year now.

It is expected that his visit will open a door to the resumption of diplomatic talks between the two countries on the dispute among other issues of bilateral concerns.

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