India gifts seven horses to Nepal Army

Indo Asian News Service

Kathmandu, March 29 (IANS) Visiting Indian Army chief Gen. Bipin Rawat on Wednesday presented seven horses to the Nepal Army, a media report said.

Gen. Rawat, who is here on a four-day visit to Nepal -- during which President Bidhya Devi Bhandari will confer upon him the honorary rank of General in the Nepal Army -- handed over a stallion light breed, two brood mares, two gelds and two donkey stallions to his Nepali counterpart Gen. Rajendra Chhetri, the Himalayan Times reported.

Rawat also called on Gen. Chhetri at the Nepal Army Headquarters here on Wednesday.

Issues of mutual concern and bilateral relations were discussed during the meeting, according to a press statement issued by the Nepal Army Directorate of Public Relations.

Gen. Rawat also laid a wreath at the Bir Memorial at the Army Pavilion where a Nepal Army contingent presented him guard of honour.

--IANS

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