United we stand: India, Nepal comes together for military exercise “SURYA KIRAN”

NewsBharati    24-May-2018

New Delhi, May 24: Curtains rise up introducing a sight of unity and togetherness as India and Nepal come forward to attend the Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN-XIII intended to be conducted at Pithoragarh from 30 May to 12 June 2018.

The exercise will comprise of nearly 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army who would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism operations in the past.

The aim of this exercise is to conduct battalion level joint training with emphasis on counterterrorism operations in mountainous terrain. During the exercise, aspects of disaster management and joint effort towards relief work have also been included.

Especially in the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, Exercise SURYA KIRAN with Nepal is the largest in terms of troop participation. Exercise SURYA KIRAN is a biannual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India.

The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defense cooperation which will further strengthen the bilateral relations between the two nations.