SURYA KIRAN – XIV: Indo-Nepal joint military Exercise

The 2019 edition of Joint military exercise between India and Nepal called ‘SURYA KIRAN – XIV’, will be conducted at Salijhandi, Rupendehi district of Nepal from 3 to 16 December 2019. It is an annual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India.

About Exercise SURYA KIRAN – XIV

This year exercise will comprise of 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army. Both countries would be sharing their experience in conduct of various counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations as also various humanitarian assistance missions by both Armies.

Objective: To conduct a Battalion level combined training between Armies of India and Nepal to increase interoperability in jungle warfare and counter terrorist operations in mountainous terrain, medical and environmental conservation, humanitarian assistance and disaster relief including aviation aspects.

Importance: In series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, ‘SURYA KIRAN’ exercise with Nepal is an important exercise in terms of security challenges faced by both nations in realm of changing facets of global terrorism. This joint military exercise will enhance level of defence cooperation which will further fostering bilateral relations between two nations.

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