INDIAN ARMY CHIEF VISITS NEPAL AND BANGLADESH
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.