INDO NEPAL JOINT TRAINING EXERCISE “SURYA KIRAN -XVI” TO COMMENCE AT NEPAL ARMY BATTLE SCHOOL, SALJHANDI (NEPAL)
By PIB Delhi
The 16th Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise “SURYA KIRAN-XVI” between India and Nepal will be conducted at the Nepal Army Battle School, Saljhandi (Nepal), from 16 to 29 December 2022. Exercise “SURYA KIRAN” is conducted annually between India and Nepal with the aim to enhance interoperability in jungle warfare & counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain and HADR under UN mandate.
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 disasters.
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.