KATHMANDU — Chief of Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri on Wednesday received the title of honorary general of the Indian Army.
Indian President Pranab Mukherjee has given the title of the title of honorary General of the Indian Army on Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri amid a special ceremony held at the President House in New Delhi on Wednesday.
Nepal and India have a long tradition of conferring each-other’s army chiefs with the honorary rank of general since 1950. After being appointed, the army chiefs visit each-other’s country to receive the honor.
General Chhetri had left for India on Monday to receive the title. He had held a series of meetings with top Indian government and security officials on Tuesday, including Home and Defence ministers as well as National Security Adviser and chief of Indian Army, Air Force and Navy.
According to the Directorate of Nepali Army, CoAS Chhetri is scheduled to visit Indian Army War College based in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Thursday.
PM congratulates Nepali national cricket team
KATHMANDU— Prime Minister KP Sharma Oli has congratulated Nepali national cricket team for being able to clinch the International T20 series.
PM Oli in a tweet extended best wishes and congratulations saying he was very happy to know Nepal’s win over the UAE by 14 runs in the third match of the series.
Winning T20 series is another landmark success for Nepali cricket, he said, adding, “It is big achievement for Nepal’s cricket. I would like to heartily congratulate entire members of Nepali cricket squad”.