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, literally meaning "Chief General" (with the word Pradhan
Pradhan is a high, generally ministerial, title of Sanskrit origin in cultures of Hindu tradition, mainly in and around the Indian subcontinent. Pradhan literally means "Prime"...
meaning "Chief) but usually translated as "Chief of the Army Staff", is the title of the professional head of the Nepalese Army
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. The rank is considered to be an equivalent of a General of the Army
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has its own rank insignia, slightly similar to the United Kingdom
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rank of Field Marshal
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The rank of Pradhan Senapti
is presently held by General
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ChatraMan Singh Gurung of the Nepalese Army.