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India’s NDC delegation visits Nepal

Newdelhi:30/8/19:A delegation from the 59th course of National Defence College (NDC) India comprising 15 senior officers from civil services and defence forces of India, UK, Japan, Mongolia and Bangladesh visited Nepal.

During the three-day visit which was concluded on Wednesday, the team led by Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM, Commandant NDC called on Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff, General Purna Chandra Thapa and discussed matters of mutual interest.

The delegation was briefed about various functions of the Nepali Army during its visit to Nepali Army headquarters. The team also visited Western Division Headquarters at Pokhara as well as the prestigious Mountain Warfare School at Jomsom.

The delegation also paid a courtesy call on Nepal’s Foreign Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and Defence Secretary Reshmi Raj Pandey.

The National Defence College of India is a premier institute of its kind in Asia, providing instruction to senior defence and civil service officers in the wider aspects of higher direction and strategy of warfare.

The course is attended by senior officers of the Indian Defence Forces and Civil Services as well as armed forces officers of friendly foreign countries.

Presently, one officer of the Nepali Army is also attending an ongoing course whereas nine serving and nineteen retired officers of the Nepali Army have graduated from the National Defence College, New Delhi.

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