High officials take stock of security plan for Indian President's visit

KATHMANDU: High government officials including the Minister for Defence and the Minister for Foreign Affairs today took stock of the security plan in connection to the imminent visit of the Indian President Pranab Mukherjee.

The Indian President is paying a three-day state visit to Nepal beginning on November 2 at the invitation of President Bidya Devi Bhandari.

Defence Minister Bal Krishna Khand, Minister for Foreign Affairs Dr Prakash Sharan Mahat, Defence Secretary Shreedhar Sapkota, Foreign Secretary Shankardas Bairagi, among other officials acquired information on the security plan from the Nepal Army.

On the occasion, Defence Minister Khand issued instructions for making the high alert security arrangements for the Indian President's visit. Chief of the Army Staff Rajendra Chhetri and Chief of Staff Baldev Mahat were also present.

President Bhandari will receive her Indian counterpart at the VVIP lounge of Tribhuvan International Airport on November 2.