The Chief of the Army Staff, General Deepak Kapoor is travelling to Kathmandu on Tuesday on a goodwill visit that assumes significance in the light of enhanced defence cooperation between the two countries and growing bilateral ties.
Gen. Kapoor will also be conferred the honorary rank of General of the Nepalese Army, at a special investiture ceremony by the President of Nepal as per tradition. Nepal Army chief was conferred the honorary rank of General of the Indian Army by the President last month.
During his three-day visit, the Indian Army Chief would visit various Nepal Army training establishments. He is also scheduled to interact with Nepalese Prime Minister, the Defence Minister and his Nepalese counterpart.
Discussions on enhancing defence cooperation in the field of training/courses, U.N. Peace Keeping, sports, adventure activities and defence industry cooperation is expected to figure in the talks.
India enjoys a special military relationship with Nepal, with a large number of Nepalese domicile Gorkha soldiers and officers serving in the Indian Army.