The Nepalese Army’s Butawal-based Brigade No 22 has been gifted with 109 vehicles from India under a defence pact, Nepalese Army sources have revealed.

The vehicles include 30 trucks of 7t capacity, 20 trucks of 2.5t capacity, 24 mine-protected vehicles and 35 military jeeps, according to the Press Trust of India.

The Indian Government has gifted the vehicles as part of a military assistance in line with the Comprehensive Peace Agreement between the two nations.

The delivery was announced during a five-day goodwill visit by an Indian Army delegation to Nepal.