IN­DIAN ARMY CHIEF VIS­ITS NEPAL AND BANGLADESH

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Gen­eral Bipin Rawat, the Chief of Army Staff (COAS) vis­ited Nepal and Bangladesh from March 28 to April 2, 2017, on his first for­eign visit af­ter as­sum­ing of­fice. COAS vis­ited im­por­tant mil­i­tary in­stal­la­tions and meet­ing high rank­ing dig­ni­taries in­clud­ing the Prime Min­is­ter, De­fence Min­is­ter and the Chief of Army Staff. The del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited Nepalese Army Moun­tain War­fare School at Jom­som and the Pen­sion Pay­ing of­fice at Pokhra where the COAS ad­dressed the In­dian Army ex-ser­vice­men of Nepalese ori­gin.

Nepal visit was fol­lowed by a visit to Bangladesh, where COAS met the Pres­i­dent, the Prime Min­is­ter and the Chief of Army Staff of Bangladesh Army. The del­e­ga­tion also vis­ited head­quar­ters of an In­fantry Di­vi­sion and Ar­moured Corps Cen­tre at Bo­gra. This visit helped strengthen mu­tual trust with im­me­di­ate neigh­bour­hood par­tic­u­larly in the field of de­fence co­op­er­a­tion.

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