NA Chief Sharma leaves for New Delhi, to be conferred with honorary title of General of Indian Army

Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Prabhu Ram Sharma leaves for New Delhi, India. (Photo: Nepal Army)

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Kathmandu: Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) Prabhu Ram Sharma has left for New Delhi for a four-day official visit at the invitation of Indian Army Chief General MM Naravane.

Chief of General Staff, Lieutenant General Bal Krishna Karki bade farewell to CoAS Sharma on Tuesday. This is the first foreign visit of Sharma after his appointment to CoAS.

According to the Directorate of NA Public Relations and Information, a program has been scheduled to confer insignia of the honorary title of General of the Indian Army on CoAS Sharma from Indian President Ram Nath Kovind.

CoAS Sharma would hold meetings with different high-level officials of India during his visit. He is scheduled to meet with Indian Defence Secretary Ajay Kumar, Indian Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat, Indian Army Chief General Naravane and Indian Air Chief Marshal VR Chaudhary today itself.

The nine-member team accompanying the CoAS also comprises his spouse. It will return home on November 12.

Lieutenant General Karki has been designated the responsibility of Acting CoAS during the absence of CoAS Sharma.