China to provide equipment worth Rs 2.4 billion to Nepali Army

Kathmandu, October 20

China has pledged equipment support worth 150 million Yuan (approx. Rs 2.4 billion) to the Nepali Army.

An agreement to this effect was signed by Defence Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Ishwar Pokharel and Chinese Defence Minister Wei Fenghe on Sunday. Minister Pokharel is currently in China.

Chinese President Xi Jinping during his two-day state visit to Nepal had pledged to give Nepal military support.

As per his pledge, the agreement was signed between the defence ministers of the two countries. The agreement states that China will give Nepal military equipment which will help Nepal in humanitarian and disaster management.