Kathmandu – Chief of Army Staff, Rajendra Chhetri, who is currently on India visit, had a courtesy meeting with Defence Minister of India, Nirmala Sitharaman, at the latter’s office in New Delhi Thursday evening.
During the meeting, they discussed about the longstanding relations between the two armies, which has remained an important component of the overall Nepal-India bilateral relations, said a press statement issued by Embassy of Nepal in India.
CoAS Chhetri extended thanks to the Government of India for the ongoing cooperation in defence sector including defence hardware and capacity building. Minister Sitharaman stated that such support and cooperation will continue in future as required and requested by the Nepali Army.
Earlier, the CoAS had separate meetings with the National Security Advisor of India Ajit Doval, Defence Secretary Sanjay Mitra, Chief of Army Staff of Indian Army General Bipin Rawat, and Vice Chief of Naval Staff Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar.
CoAS Chhetri is on a visit to India at the invitation of Chief of Army Staff of the Indian Army.