Kathmandu (PTI): Nepal Army chief Gen. Prabhuram Sharma left for New Delhi on Sunday to attend the 13th Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs' Conference (IPACC) being held in the Indian capital from September 25 to 27.

The Indian Army will host the two-day conference of Army chiefs of the Indo-Pacific nations with an aim to evolve a common strategy to ensure peace, prosperity and stability against the backdrop of growing global concerns over China's increasing military muscle-flexing in the region.

Fifteen Army chiefs and delegations from 22 countries will attend the event, officials here said. The US Army is co-hosting the conference.

According to the Nepal Army, the Indo-Pacific Armies Chiefs' Conclave will deliberate on the role of military diplomacy in mitigating various crises, ways to enhance collaboration among the armed forces of the region and boosting interoperability.

Gen. Sharma will return to Kathmandu on September 28 after winding up the visit.

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New Delhi, Mar 4: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in his reply to the latest ED summons related to the excise policy case has expressed readiness to appear before the agency through video-conferencing after March 12, government sources said on Monday.

Kejriwal has so far skipped multiple summonses of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), calling them illegal and asking the agency to wait as the matter was in court.

The chief minister reiterated that the summonses are "illegal" but still he was ready to answer the questions by the probe agency, the sources said.

Kejriwal also has to appear before a city court on March 16. The court has sought his personal appearance in a complaint case filed by the ED over skipping of its summonses by him.