China To Assist Nepal In Modernizing Its Military

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  • 09:28 AM, October 14, 2016
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China To Assist Nepal In Modernizing Its Military
A rescue operation of Nepal Army near Shikharpur village. Photo Credit: The Hindu

China will be assisting Nepal Army in modernizing military hardware and boosting disaster management capabilities.

China confirmed its' decision during Nepal's Defence Minister Balkrishna Khand's recent visit to the East Asian country. Khand met his China’s Defence Minister and State Councilor of the People's Republic of China Chang Wangquan, who is also the member of the Central Military Commission of China.

“The Chinese authorities have assured of providing military hardware to Nepal Army and assistance to Nepal government in disaster management sector,” Minister Khand was quoted as saying by Kathmandu Post reported Friday.

During the meeting, Khand emphasized the growth of a standard on basis of cooperation and support to deal with the current security challenges facing the world. He also took part in the Enhance Security Dialogue and Cooperation: Build a New Model of International Relation 7th Xiangshan Forum held in Beijing from October 10 to 12.

Khand visited China at the invitation of China Association for Military and China Institute Strategic Studies (CIISS). He confirmed Nepal's readiness for cooperation on regional and international security policies and standards.

Chinese Defence Minister Chang appreciated the role played by Nepal Army in cooperation with Chinese Army following earthquake in Nepal. He also lauded the role of Nepal Army in international peace keeping missions.

In the meeting that lasted for 45 minutes, both the ministers discussed matters relating to Nepal's new Constitution, Chinese President Xi Jinping's visit to Nepal and security cooperation.

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