Indian Army Chief Manoj Pande conferred honorary rank of Nepal Army General

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Indian Army chief General Manoj Pande was conferred the title of Honorary General of the Nepali Army by Nepal President Bidya Devi Bhandari in Kathmandu on 5 September.


General Pandey was honoured during his visit to the Himalayan countries at a special ceremony at the President's official residence 'Sheetal Niwas' in the Nepalese capital.

  • He was also presented with a sword and scroll during the official function.

  • The practice follows a seven-decade-old tradition of conferring honorary titles on the army chiefs of both countries.

  • Commander-in-Chief General KM Cariappa was the first Indian Army Chief to be conferred with this title in the year 1950.

  • In November 2021, the Chief of the Nepalese Army, General Prabhu Ram Sharma was also made an Honorary General of the Indian Army by President Ram Nath Kovind at a ceremony in New Delhi.

  • On behalf of the Government of India, General Manoj Pandey provided training equipment to the Nepalese Army along with light vehicles which will help in enhancing the capability of the Nepalese Army personnel.

  • General Manoj Pandey arrived in Kathmandu on 4 September for a five-day official visit to Nepal.

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