Kathmandu, November 10
Nepal Army Chief General Prabhu Ram Sharma has received the honorary rank of the Indian Army chief, in New Delhi of India, on Wednesday.
Indian President Ram Nath Kovind conferred the rank on Sharma during a function held this afternoon.
Since 1969, the two armies of the neighbouring countries have been giving honorary top ranks of their own institution to the chief of the other. Sharma is the 15th army chief to receive the honour from the Indian president.
Sharma, who reached New Delhi on Tuesday, is on a four-day official visit to the southern neighbour. He had a meeting with his Indian counterpart, Manoj Mukund Naravane yesterday.
The national army institution says COAS General Sharma is scheduled to hold meetings with Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, and Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary also.
Sharma will be returning to Nepal on Friday.