KATHMANDU, Aug 30: The 59TH course of the extremely prestigious National Defence College (NDC) India had their delegation visit Nepal for three days from 25 Aug to 28 Aug. As part of this course, the delegates visited various Nepalese Army sites along with briefing and information on functioning.
The entire team during their stay of 3 days visited the Nepalese Army headquarters, the Western Division headquarters in Pokhara and the acclaimed Mountain Warfare School in Jomsom.
The 59th course is part of the curriculum of the NDC, and this year 15 senior officers from the civil services and defence forces of India, United Kingdom, Japan, Mongolia, and Bangladesh were a part of this exercise.
The visiting team was led by Vice Admiral Srikant, AVSM, and Commandant NDC. During their stay, Vice Admiral Srikant paid a courtesy call to the Honorable Foreign Affairs Minister Pradeep Kumar Gyawali and the Defense Secretary Reshmi Raj Pandey.
(Defence Secretary Reshmi Raj Pandey along with the visiting delegates)
The visiting team from India also met the Commander in Chief of the Nepal Army Purna Chandra Thapa where they discussed matters of mutual interest.
The National Defence College of India is one of the best institutes for defence studies not only in Asia but also has a remarkable global outreach. It provides thorough instructions and courses to senior Defence and Civil Service officers in the overall framework of strategy and warfare.
These courses are attended by senior officers of the Indian Defence Forces and Civil Services as well as the Armed Forces of other Nations with a clean bilateral standing with India.
Currently, only one officer of the Nepalese Army is undergoing the ongoing course whereas there are nine other officers are enrolled. There are 19 retired officers of the Nepalese Army who have graduated from the prestigious National Defence College in New Delhi.