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The 15th Edition of Indo – Nepal Joint Military Training, Exercise Surya Kiran between Indian Army and Nepali Army is starting at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.

What is Exercise Surya Kiran?

Exercise Surya Kiran is a joint annual military exercise between India and Nepal.

The exercise is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India. The last edition of the Exercise was conducted in Nepal in 2019.

During this exercise, both countries’ armies would be sharing their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over a prolonged period in their respective countries.

Also, there would be a series of Expert Academic Discussions on various subjects such as Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief, High Altitude Warfare, Jungle Warfare among others.

What is the significance of the Exercise?

The joint exercise will help in improving bilateral relations and also will be a major step towards further strengthening the traditional friendship between the two nations. 

Source: This post is based on the article 15TH EDITION OF INDO – NEPAL JOINT EXERCISE SURYA KIRANpublished in PIB on 20th September 2021.

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