Amid the border conflict, Indian Army Chief General Manoj Mukund Narwane arrived in Nepal for a three-day visit today. During this time, he will meet the Prime Minister of Nepal KP Sharma Oli. Currently, PM Oli has the additional charge of the Ministry of Defense. The situation at the border has not been normal since the new map of Nepal was released a few months ago. In such a situation, the meeting between PM Oli and General Narwane is considered important.
The head of the army will receive the rank of general of the Nepalese army
According to the Nepalese army, perpetuating the tradition of friendship between the armies of the two countries, General Narwane will be given the honorary post of general of the Nepalese army by President Vidya Devi Bhandari during a special function at Rashtrapati Bhavan in Kathmandu. This tradition, which began in 1950, signifies the strong bond between the two armies.
General Narwane to meet PM Oli
According to the statement, General Narwane is expected to meet Prime Minister Oli on the last day of his visit. He will pay homage to the martyr’s memorial in the military pavilion, he will receive a guard of salvation. He will hold an official meeting with his Nepalese counterpart, General Purnachandra Thapa, and address the trainee officers at the Army Command and Staff School in Shivpuri.
Nepal angered by Narwane’s statement
In May, India built a new road between Lipulekh and Dharchula. Nepal opposed it. Nepala claimed Lipulekh and Dharchula were its territories and India violated the treaty by building a road here. India rejected Nepal’s claim. Then, in August, General Narwane said in a statement that Nepal was opposing India at someone else’s request (pointing the finger at China). The Government of Nepal is unhappy with this statement.
Nepal contested the map in June
In June, the Parliament of Nepal unanimously approved the constitutional amendment bill presented for the new political map. The new map was released by the ruling Nepalese party in May. A proposal was also due to be tabled in parliament on May 27 to add the card to the country’s constitution, but the Nepalese government removed it from parliament’s agenda on one occasion. However, after that, Law Minister Siva Maya Tumbamfe presented the disputed map amendment bill to the Nepalese Parliament on May 31. India had reacted strongly to the map of Nepal.