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FACTDROP: China to provide $7.7 million military aid to Nepal


China to provide $7.7 million military aid to Nepal

Πηγή: DNA
By Shirish B Pradhan
Nov 6 2011

In its biggest military assistance to the Nepalese Army, China has announced an aid worth $7.7 million to deepen their bilateral defence ties.

The aid protocol was signed by Nepal's Chief of Army Staff Gen Chhatraman Singh Gurung and member of the Chinese Central Military Commission Gen Chen Bingde in Beijing.

Under the military assistance, China will provide necessary equipments to modernise the Birendra Military Hospital situated in Chhauni on the outskirt of Kathmandu, according to a statement by Nepal Army Headquarters here.

Gen Gurung, who paid a week long visit to China leading a six member delegation, returned home this morning.

Gen Gurung met Gen Bengde and Vice-chairman of Centra Military Commission of China Gen Xu Caihou with whom he discussed matters relating to mutual interests.

During his visit, Gen Gurung inspected Zhejiang Provincial Military Command and Yunnan Provincial Military Command and also visited Beijing Garrison No 3 Division, National Defence University and General Hospital of the Peoples' Liberation Army and Kunming Military Academy.

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