Dehradun, June 9: General Rajendra Chhetri, Nepalese Chief of Army Staff (COAS), said the Nepali soil would never be used for activities which are detrimental to the interests of India. Gen Chhetri's remarks came while addressing the press on the sidelines of Indian Military Academy (IMA) passing-out parade in Dehradun on Saturday.
On being asked by LatestLY about his recent meeting with Pakistan Army chief Gen Qamar Javed Bajwa, he replied, "It was a regular bilateral meet aimed at reviewing regional peace."
"For Nepal, the interests of our neighbour is top priority. We will not allow our soil to be used against India," Gen Chhetri assured.
Here is the statement issued by the Nepal Army chief:
Nepalese Army Chief #GeneralRajendraChhetri during Passing Out Parade of #IMA assures not to allow Nepal's Soil to be used against India.@adgpi #IMAPOP. Listen what he said: pic.twitter.com/LCn4D4fjCi
— sumit sharma (@sumitsharma_87) June 9, 2018
The Nepal Army chief was invited as the chief guest at the 134 passing out parade (PoP) of the IMA. "The IMA, similar to the Indian Army, is a glorious institute. I congratulate all the cadets who have passed out today," he said.
A total of 457 gentlemen passed out, including 74 foreign cadets. Among the 383 cadets from India, 49 have passed out from Haryana, followed by 29 from Punjab. Among the foreign cadets, the maximum, 45, are from Afghanistan.
The coveted Sword of Honour was awarded to ACA Sachin Kumar Chahar. "I'm highly obliged by this honour. The kind of training I've received here has transformed me as a person," he said, while speaking to LatestLY.
The best foreign cadet title was presented to SUO Bukhori Saidullaev, who is from Kyrgyzstan. The Gold Medal for the Gentlemen Cadet was bagged by BUO Aaditya Neekhara.
(With inputs from Sumit Sharma)