India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX begins at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand

The 9th edition of India-Nepal Combined Military Exercise Surya Kiran IX has commenced at Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand.  It will culminate on February 21, 2015.
The 14-day-long combined battalion Level exercise is being conducted under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command.
Key facts

  • In this edition, Indian Army is being represented by Infantry Battalion while from Nepalese Army, officers and troops of the elite Shree Rudra Dhoj Battalion are participating.
  • During Surya Kiran IX, both armies will focus on upgradation of practical and tactical skills by sharing each other’s experiences.
  • They will also focus on enhancing interoperability in Counter Terrorism and Jungle Warfare operations in mountain terrain.
  • In it special focus and emphasis will be laid on humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations which will include aviation and medical aspects.



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