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SURYA KIRAN-XVI: 16th Edition of the Indo-Nepal Joint Training Exercise

The 16th Edition of the Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” between India and Nepal is to be conducted at Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi, Nepal. “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” will be conducted from 16th to 29th December 2022.

Exercise “SURYA KIRAN” is conducted annually between India and Nepal to enhance interoperability in jungle warfare & counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain and HADR under UN mandate.

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SURYA KIRAN-XVI: 16th Edition of the Indo-Nepal Joint Training Exercise- Key points 

  • Nepal Army soldiers of the Shree Bhawani Baksh Battalion and Indian Army soldiers from the 5 GR will be participating in the exercise.
  • The two armies, through these contingents, shall be sharing the experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over the years in their respective countries.
  • The joint exercise would focus on the evolution of combined drills for planning and conduct of tactical operations at the unit level in counter-terrorism operations and disaster response mechanisms in general and the role of armed forces in the management of disaster.
  • During the exercise, participants will be training together to develop inter-operability and share their experience including Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorist operations and also on Humanitarian Relief operations.
  • The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defense cooperation which will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.
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