India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX begins at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand
The 9th edition of India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX has commenced at Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand. It will culminate on February 21, 2015.
The 14-day-long combined battalion Level exercise is being conducted under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command.
- In this edition, Indian Army is being represented by Infantry Battalion while from Nepalese Army, officers and troops of the elite Shree Rudra Dhoj Battalion are participating.
- During Surya Kiran IX, both armies will focus on upgradation of practical and tactical skills by sharing each other’s experiences.
- They will also focus on enhancing interoperability in Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare operations in mountain terrain.
- In it special focus and emphasis will be laid on humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations which will include aviation and medical aspects.