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76th Indian Army Day

Posted on: February 06, 2024


On occasion of the 76th Indian Army Day, the Defence Wing, Embassy of India in Nepal hosted a banquet on 05 Feb 2024. The Indian Army Day acclaims the 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 event. 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.

 

2.       At the event, H.E. Shri Naveen Srivastava, the Ambassador of India to Nepal recalled the invaluable contributions of the brave Gorkha soldiers, and noted that they are a strong link in the unwavering kinship between both the armies and countries. Expressing gratitude for the selfless service and sacrifice of Gorkha soldiers in Indian Army, he termed India’s commitment to the welfare of Indian Army pensioners and their families residing in Nepal as sacred & infallible. General Prabhu Ram Sharma conveyed his best wishes to General Manoj Pande, Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army and Honorary General of the Nepali Army & the entire family of Indian Army on the occasion of the 76th Indian Army Day. He highlighted the intimate relationship between the two armies and accoladed the support by Indian Army to Nepali Army in niche’ skill development. General Prabhu Ram Sharma also felicitated the valiant gallantry awardee Gorkha soldiers of Indian Army on this occasion.

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Kathmandu,

5 February 2024



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