New Delhi: The much-delayed Pancheshwar dam venture on the Mahakali river that originates from the Kalapani area close to Lipulekh and army and medical cooperation will probably be on prime of the agenda throughout Military Chief Common MM Naravane’s go to to Nepal from Wednesday.
Gen Naravane will meet Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli in Kathmandu throughout his three-day go to.
Earlier than leaving for Nepal, Gen Naravane in an announcement stated that he’s delighted to be visiting Nepal on their variety invitation, and to fulfill my counterpart Common Purna Chandra Thapa, Chief of the Military Employees of the Nepali Military.
“I’m positive this go to will go a great distance in strengthening the bonds of friendship that the 2 Armies cherish,” he stated.
He additionally stated that he’s grateful for the chance to name on the Prime Minister of Nepal.
“It will be an incredible honour for me to be conferred the honorary rank of Common of the Nepali Military by the Rt. Hon’ble President of Nepal. I’m wanting ahead eagerly to this go to,” the chief stated.
The military chief’s go to to Nepal is a part of a standard ceremony the place he will probably be accorded the honorary rank of Common within the Nepalese Military. Sources say it might be an essential breakthrough in India-Nepal relations beneath the present circumstances.
In a present of robust army ties between the 2 nations in the course of the go to, the Indian Military Chief pays homage and lay a wreath on the Bir Smarak, a martyrs’ memorial.
Gen Naravane can even hand over medical gear together with ventilators within the wake of the Covid 19 pandemic.
He can even go to and work together with the coed officers on the Command and Employees Faculty of the Nepalese Military in Shivapuri.
The ties between the 2 nations got here beneath pressure lately after China elevated its affect in Nepal.
It was India’s street development to the Lipulekh space at 17,000 toes that had sparked a diplomatic row between India and Nepal as Kathmandu claimed the world to be its territory. The street was constructed to shorten the journey time for pilgrims visiting Kailash Mansarovar.
Lipulekh is a tri-junction between India, Nepal and China located atop the Kalapani Valley in Uttarakhand. After this, Nepal introduced out a brand new political map exhibiting the contested space as its personal. India has rejected this new map of Nepal saying it’s not based mostly on historic details or proof.
To strengthen the connection, Analysis and Evaluation Wing (RA&W) chief Samant Kumar Goel made a go to to Kathmandu final month the place he additionally met the Nepalese Prime Minister.
Goel’s discussions with Oli focussed on not permitting any interruption in pleasant relations between Nepal and India and resolving all excellent points by way of dialogue and persevering with mutual cooperation.
Taking the strained relationship of India-Nepal as a chance, China, which is already having a border dispute with India in Japanese Ladakh, elevated its troop deployment at Lipulekh.
China has deployed 150 Gentle Mixed Arms Brigade to Lipulekh tri-junction. China has additionally strengthened troops in Pala, round 10 km from the Indian border.
The event occurred in June quickly after the India-China army tussle began in Could in Ladakh which additionally coincided with the strained diplomatic relations between New Delhi and Kathmandu triggered by India’s street development in Lipulekh.