KATHMANDU, APR 05 – Indian Army Chief VK Singh, who arrived here on Wednesday, said Nepal and India should develop a common rescue relief operation framework on combating the mega disasters.
During a meeting with the Principle Staff Officers (PSO) today, Singh said the two countries should work mutually to tackle the recurring disasters. He is on a two-day visit to attend the regional seminar on disaster response and humanitarian assistance organised by Nepal Army.
Earlier in the day, General Singh met COAS General Chattra Man Singh Gurung at the latter’s office. The duo discussed various issues of bilateral interest and ways to strengthen the relations between the army of the two countries.
Singh received special honour by a unit of Nepal Army and laid a wreathe on the statue of martyr amid a programme held at Tundikhel.
The three-day seminar was inaugurated on Tuesday with a view to strengthen coordination among international community to combat disasters.
Representatives from the Nepal Army, Indian Army, Nepal Police, Armed Police Force, National Society for Earthquake Technology, UNDP, UNOCHA, WFP, Defence Ministry, Home Ministry, Health Ministry, Ministry for Information and Communications, Nepal Red Cross Society among others are attending the programme. Also participating in the programme are the army officers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka, Lieutenant General from the US Army and the Residence Defence Attache at the embassies of the United Kingdom, Pakistan, India, the US and China.Ekantipur Report