NEW DELHI: Army Chief General Dalbir Suhag, who is a Gorkha officer, is visiting Nepal as his farewell visits before hanging his boots at the end of next month. Suhag is also holding honorary rank of “ General ‘ of the Nepalese Army.
Gorkha has over 50,000 ex-servicemen of Indian Army, who are now settled in parts of hilly nation. During his visit to General Suhag will be meeting veterans of Gorkha regiments which has five regiments of indian army.
Army Chief General Dalbir will be Nepal from 11 to 13, where he scheduled to meet Nepalese President and his counterpart of Nepalese army to discuss issues to further strength relations between the two armies.
‘ The visit assumes special significance in the light of India’s special relationship with Nepal, underpinning India’s priorities in maintaining friendly relations in the region”, said a army statement.
Gen Suhag will also meet Nepalese Prime Minister. Besides he will also be witnessing tenth edition of Ex-SURYA KIRAN-X, a joint training exercise between Indian and Nepalese Armies being conducted at Saaljhandi, Nepal.
The Surya Kiran series of Exercises are being conducted annually, alternatively in Nepal and India. Notably in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, Surya Kiran series with Nepal is the largest in terms of troop’s participation.
The aim of this exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on Counter Terrorism in mountainous terrain. Aspects of Disaster Management have also been included in the exercise.