*INDIAN ARMY CHIEF TO BE HONORARY NEPAL ARMY GENERAL*
New Delhi: Asadha 20,1934*
Monday , Jul 11, 2012
Indian Army Chief, General Bikram Singh was conferred the rank of an honorary General of the Nepalese Army, on 11 Jul 2012, in keeping with along-standing tradition, between the armies.
Nepal President conferred the honorary rank on General Bikram Singh at a glittering special investiture ceremony in Kathmandu. The ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister of Nepal, members of the
cabinet, Chief of the Nepal Army and other important dignitaries.
Speaking on the occasion, Gen Bikram Singh said that it was a great honour to have been bestowed with honorary rank of General in Nepal Army. This will further strengthen the bonds of friendship between the two countries and their armies.
Previously, Nepal Army Chief General Chhatra Man Gurung was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by President Pratibha Patil during his visit to New Delhi in December 2009.