India- Nepal Joint Military Exercise

    • The Nepal Army contingent comprises 334 personnel represented by the Tara Dal Battalion.
    • This is the 17th edition of Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN.
    • It will be conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from 24th November to 07th December 2023.
    • It is an annual event that is conducted alternatively in the two countries.
    • The Indian Army contingent comprises 354 personnel led by a Battalion from the KUMAON Regiment.

    Focus of Exercise:

    • Interoperability in jungle warfare.
    • Counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain.
    • Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief under the United Nations Charter on peacekeeping operations.
    • Employment of drones and counter-drone measures.
    • Medical training.
    • Aviation aspects.
    • Environment conservation.

    Benefits to Soldiers:

    • Enhance operational capabilities, refine combat skills, and strengthen coordination in challenging situations.
    • Platform to exchange ideas and experiences.
    • Share best practices.
    • Foster a deeper understanding of each other’s (India and Nepal) operational procedures.
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