Uttarakhand: Indo-Nepal joint Military exercise 'Surya Kiran-X' begins today

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Pitoragarh (Uttarakhand) [India], Mar. 7 (ANI): A joint military exercise 'Surya Kiran-Xi' between India and Nepal will begin today in Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand. This is a battalion level joint exercise between the two armies. The two-week long exercise is aimed at training of both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency operations over a prolonged period. It will also focus on other important aspects such as humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and environmental conservation. Both the armies will mutually benefit from the varied experiences gained during the exercise. The Surya Kiran series of exercises are being conducted biannually, alternatively in India and Nepal. (ANI)