Kathmandu, February 24: Under the Government of India’s “Vaccine Maitri’ initiative, the Indian Army gifted 100,000 doses of Made in India vaccines to Nepali Army in a ceremony at Nepali Army Headquarters in Tundikhel, Kathmandu, today, Thursday.
The vaccines were handed over by President Gorkha Brigade Lt Gen PN Ananthanarayanan, SM, to Lt Gen Bal Krishna Karki, Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCoAS) of the Nepali Army.
Lt Gen PN Ananthanarayanan also lauded the gallantry and commitment of the gorkha soldiers in the Indian Army and expressed his commitment to serve the Gorkha community.
The VCOAS Nepali Army welcomed the gift of vaccines and expressed happiness over the cooperation extended by the Indian Army
The Indian Army has been assisting the Nepali Army to fight Covid-19 throughout various kinds of assistance since 2020, including Covishield vaccine, medical equipment, ambulances, among others. This latest gift of vaccines is another testament to the close cooperation between the two armies and the two countries, particularly in times of need.