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Press Release on 75th Indian Army Day

Posted on: January 19, 2023


PRESS RELEASE: INDIAN ARMY DAY

 On the occasion of the 75th Indian Army Day, Defence Wing, Embassy of India in Nepal hosted a banquet on 18 Jan 2023.  The Indian Army Day is celebrated in recognition of Lieutenant General (Later Field Marshal) KM Cariappa being appointed first Indian Commander-in-Chief of the Indian Army on 15 January 1949.  Prasiddha Prabal Janasewa Shree General Prabhu Ram Sharma, Chief of Army Staff Nepali Army and Honorary General of Indian Army, was the Chief Guest at the function. The event was also attended by former Army Chiefs of Nepal, serving and retired army officers, officers from the diplomatic community, officials from the government of Nepal and the press corps. At the event, H.E. Shri Naveen Srivastava, the Ambassador of India to Nepal recalled the lasting bond between Indian Army and the Nepali Army that binds the two countries. Expressing gratitude for the selfless service and sacrifice of Nepali soldiers in Indian Army, he reiterated India’s commitment to the welfare of Indian Army pensioners and their families residing in Nepal. General Prabhu Ram Sharma conveyed his greetings to General Manoj Pande, COAS Indian Army and Honorary General of the Nepali Army, on the occasion of the 75th Indian Army Day & congratulated General Anil Chauhan, on being appointed the second CDS of India. He highlighted the intimate relationship between the two armies and appreciated support of Indian Army to the Nepali Army in niche’ skill development. General Prabhu Ram Sharma also felicitated the valiant gallantry awardee Nepalese soldiers of Indian Army. 


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