Today, India and Nepal commenced a 14-day Joint Military Training Exercise called ‘Surya Kiran’, at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand. The training aims at sharing experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations by both countries.
The 15th Edition of the India-Nepal Joint Military Training Exercise is scheduled to continue till October 3. As part of the exercise, both the Armies would familiarise themselves with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques, and procedures of operating in a counter-insurgency environment in mountainous terrain.
In addition, a spokesperson informed that there will be series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects such as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, and High Altitude Warfare. The joint military training would culminate with an extremely exhausting 48 hours exercise. “The exercise is part of an initiative to develop interoperability and sharing expertise between the two nations,” the official added.
Furthermore, the Ministry mentioned that the joint military will help to enhance bilateral relations and strengthen the traditional friendship between the two nations.