The Twelfth Meeting of the India-Nepal Bilateral Consultative Group (BCG) on Security Issues was held in New Delhi on 09 June 2016. The Nepalese delegation was led by Prakash Kumar Suvedi, Joint Secretary (South Asia), Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Government of Nepal and Indian delegation was led by Abhay Thakur, Joint Secretary (North), Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India.
According to a press release issued by Indian Embassy, the delegations on both sides comprised officials from the respective Ministries of Defense and several Directorates/Departments of the Indian Army and the Nepal Army, including training and operations. The program of the visiting Nepalese delegation included a courtesy call on the Chief of Army Staff, Indian Army as well as interactions with the National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) and the National Defense College (NDC).
The BCG discussions covered issues relating to mutual security concerns as well as defense and training requirements, exchange of experts/instructors, cooperation in disaster management, and the 10th Surya Kiran Joint Military Exercises at battalion level to be held in Nepal in October-November 2016.