India and Nepal complete Surya Kiran-X joint military exercise
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India and Nepal complete Surya Kiran-X joint military exercise

14 Nov 2016

The armies of India and Nepal have successfully completed the tenth edition of a joint military exercise, Surya Kiran-X, at the Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal.

The armies of India and Nepal have successfully completed the tenth edition of a joint military exercise, Surya Kiran-X, at the Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal.

Troops from the Nepal Army's Kumaon Regiment and Jabar Jung Battalion participated in the exercise, which is expected to improve defence co-operation and relations between the two countries. 

The exercise involved battalion-level training with a focus on counter-terrorism in mountainous terrain.

"The exercise involved battalion-level training with a focus on counter-terrorism in mountainous terrain."

During the exercise, Indian and Nepalese troops shared experiences on counter-terrorist operations and disaster management, as well as familiarised themselves with each other’s weapons and equipment.

The soldiers also carried out a cordon and search operation in a mock village, which ended with a 72-hour outdoor exercise.

Every year, the Surya Kiran series of exercises is conducted in either Nepal and India.

In terms of troop participation, it is believed to be the largest military training operation undertaken by India with other countries.