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Britain to help restructure Nepal Army

A File Photo of Nepalese Army undergoing military training. A Nepalese Army Photo.

KATHMANDU (PTI): Britain is willing to modernise and restructure the Nepalese Army and its Defence Ministry to make it more efficient, even as both the nations stepped up cooperation in the field of military, official sources said.

British Army Chief Gen. Sir David Julian Richardsan, who was here on a six day official visit, expressed British Army’s willingness to provide assistance to Nepal Army for its efficient management and to help restructure the Defence Ministry, according to Defence Ministry sources on Wednesday.

During his meeting with Defence Minister Vidya Devi Bhandari, Richardsan said that Britain wants to further strengthen relations between the armies of the two countries.

British Army will send a team to Nepal to discuss matters relating to providing necessary cooperation to Nepal Army and Defence Ministry soon after his return to UK, said Richardsan, who left Kathmandu on Wednesday, wrapping up his visit to Nepal.

The British Army chief called on President Ram Baran Yadav on Wednesday at the Rastrapati Bhawan.

He also called on Prime Minister Madhav Kumar Nepal and met senior officials including Nepal Army chief Chhatra Man Singh Gurung.

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