Nepal: General Manoj Pandey meets Nepalese PM Deuba in Kathmandu, discusses security related issues

Amit Kumar Jha
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and General Manoj Pandey
Nepal PM Sher Bahadur Deuba and General Manoj Pandey

General Manoj Pandey left for Nepal on his five-day visit on Sunday. During his five-day official visit, he will hold talks with the country's top civil and military leadership.

Chief of Army Staff General Manoj Pandey met Prime Minister of Nepal Sher Bahadur Deuba in Kathmandu on Tuesday. A spokesman of the Nepalese Army gave this information. During this, many issues related to security were discussed between the two. Earlier on Monday, he was honored with the title of Honorary General of Nepal Army by President Vidya Devi Bhandari. Let us tell you that the Nepalese PM also has the additional charge of Defense Minister of the country. 

Army Chief General Manoj Pandey is in Nepal on his five-day official visit. During this he will hold talks with the top civilian and military leadership of the country. It is also expected that during his visit, General Pandey will also deliberate on the inclusion of Garekhas from Nepal in the Agneepath plan. General Manoj Pandey left for Nepal on his five-day visit on Sunday. He will leave for New Delhi from Kathmandu on September 8. 

On Monday, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Pandey met his Nepalese counterpart General Prabhu Ram Sharma at the Army Headquarters in Nepal's capital Kathmandu. General Pandey was given a guard of honor on Monday at the Army Headquarters in Nepal. The Nepali Army had tweeted about this that General Manoj Pandey handed over various non-lethal military equipment to the Chief of the Nepal Army, General Prabhu Ram Sharma. In another tweet, he said, "Gen Pandey paid homage to the martyrs by laying a wreath at the martyr's memorial at the Army Pavilion. 

Continuing since 1950,
there has been a long tradition of visiting each other's country by the Chiefs of Army Staff of India-Nepal and conferring the title of Honorary General to the Chiefs of the Army Staff of each other's country. This tradition started in 1950. Archana Pandey, president of the Army Wives Welfare Association of the Indian Army, has also accompanied General Pandey.