Indian Army Chief General MM Narwane is scheduled to pay his first high-level visit to Nepal earlier this month. Earlier this year, differences were observed between India and Nepal over the border. Nepal’s defense ministry announced on Wednesday that Narwane would visit in November. A statement from the Government of Nepal said, “The visit was approved by the Government of Nepal on February 3, 2020. But in both the countries. [कोविड -19] Postponed due to lockdown. ”
The statement said that as per the long-standing agreement between the armies of the two countries, President of Nepal Vidya Devi Bhandari would confer the honorary rank of General of the Nepal Army on General Narvane at an investment function during the visit. However, the Nepal government statement did not disclose the dates of the visit. But a person familiar with the matter said on condition of anonymity that the visit is expected to take place between November 3-5.
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The visit will provide an opportunity for the two countries to further defense and security cooperation once bilateral relations are affected on the border issue. At the time, Nepal had objected to Indian Defense Minister Rajnath Singh opening a new road for the Lipulekh area on the border with Tibet. Nepal then released a new map. In which Indian controlled, Kalapani, Lipulekh and Limpiyadhura were shown as part of Nepali territory.