Nepal India Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran launched and it will continue till September 12. This is the 12th edition of the exercise.
Joint military exercise, Surya Kiran, being held at Nepal Army Battle School at Saljhandi, will have around 350 troops from each side, focussing on counterinsurgency and counter-terror operations.
To be held from September 3 to 16, it is the 12th edition of the exercise.
This year the joint exercise is strategically significant as the exercise held a week after Indian and China disengaged from over two-month long military stand-off in China-Bhutan border.
According to a press release issued by Nepal Army, among the series of military training exercises undertaken with different countries, Surya Kiran is the largest in terms of troop participation.
The battalion level joint training between the two armies will focus on counter terror operations in mountainous terrain by facilitating interoperability. Disaster management and joint operations for disaster relief will also be a part of the exercise.
Surya Kiran series of exercises are held alternately in India and Nepal.