Army Chief Thapa leaving for China on Sunday

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Kathmandu–Chief of Army Staff Purna Chandra Thapa will be leaving for the People's Republic of China on July 16.

This will be his first visit to the northern neighbour since he assumed the post of army chief.

He is visiting China at the formal invitation of the Chinese People's Liberation Army. His eight-member delegation comprises his spouse Deepa Thapa and Adjutant Major General Ananta Karki, said the Nepal Army Directorate of Public Relations and Information.

During his stay in China, the Army Chief will visit several military structures and historic sites there and will also hold high-level meetings.

The NA believed that the high-level leadership visit to China would help further consolidate the bilateral relations between the NA and the Chinese Army, further strengthening the level of bilateral help. He is scheduled to return home on June 22.


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