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Armies of India and Nepal to begin Surya Kiran exercise from September 20

During this exercise, the two armies will participate in an Infantry Battalion strength and share their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over a prolonged period in their respective countries. 

Armies of India and Nepal to begin Surya Kiran exercise from September 20-dnm
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New Delhi, First Published Sep 17, 2021, 5:40 PM IST
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New Delhi: The armies of India and Nepal will conduct their 15th edition of their joint military training exercise Surya Kiran from September 20 at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand to hone their skills in counter-insurgency operations. 

During this exercise, the two armies will participate in an Infantry Battalion strength and share their experiences gained during the conduct of various counter-insurgency operations over a prolonged period in their respective countries. 

As part of the exercise, “both the armies would familiarise themselves with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques and procedures of operating in a counter-insurgency environment in mountainous terrain,” an official statement said. 

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The joint military training would culminate with a gruelling 48 hours exercise to validate the performance of both the armies in counter-insurgency in mountainous terrain. 

The exercise is part of an initiative to develop inter-operability and sharing expertise between the two nations.

“This joint military training will go a long way in improving bilateral relations and also will be a major step towards further strengthening the traditional friendship between the two nations,” it said.

The previous edition of exercise Surya Kiran was conducted in Nepal in 2019.

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