India-Nepal Joint Training Exercise Surya Kiran culminates

The tenth edition of India-Nepal Joint Military Training exercise was conducted at Army Battle School (NABS), Saljhandi in Nepal from 31 October to 13 November 2016.
The bilateral Military Training exercise had played important role in boosting defence ties between India and Nepal.
Key Facts

  • In this exercise, Indian Army is being represented by elite Kumaon Regiment, while Nepal Army is being represented by Jabar Jung Battalion.
  • It provided an ideal platform for troops of the two countries to share their experiences on Counter Terrorists Operations and Disaster Management.
  • During training other activities conducted included basic familiarisation with each other’s weapons & equipment and concepts while operating in Counter Terrorism environment.

The Surya Kiran series of military exercises between India and Nepal are being conducted annually. It is the largest bilateral military exercise in terms of troop’s participation in series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries.