Surya Kiran XI Joint Military Exercise concludes in Pithorgarh

Mar 21, 2017 15:59 IST

Indo-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran XI concluded on 20 March 2017 at Pithorgarh in Uttarakhand.

The exercise culminated with a 48 hour outdoor exercise in which troops of both the countries carried out a cordon and search operation in a mock village.

 

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Highlights of Surya Kiran XI

• It was the 11th edition of the Surya Kiran exercise. The 14-day long exercise began on 7 March 2017.

• The EKTA SHAKTI Battalion of the Punjab Regiment of Indian Army and the DURGA BAHSH Battalion of Nepalese Army participated in the joint military exercise.

• The aim of the exercise was to train troops in counter insurgency operations and enhance defence cooperation and military relations between the two countries.

• The Surya Kiran XI provided an ideal platform for the personnel of the two armies to share their experiences.

• The training was conducted in the hills adjoining Pithoragarh to give a realistic environ to the contingents to practice and rehearse drills.

• The exercise formally incorporated issues related to Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Management (HADR).

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About Surya Kiran

• Surya Kiran refers to a series of annual joint military exercises that are alternatively conducted in India and Nepal.

• It seeks to enhance defense cooperation and military relations between both the countries.

• In the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, Surya Kiran is considered as the largest in terms of troop’s participation.

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