Indo-Nepal joint military exercise 'Surya Kiran-Xi' begins in Uttarakhand's Pithoragarh
Pitoragarh: A joint military exercise `Surya Kiran-Xi` between India and Nepal began in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand on Tuesday.Pithoragarh (Uttarakhand): 600 Army jawans from India & Nepal participate in a 14 day joint war exercise; exercise to conclude (समापन करना) on 20 March. The two-week long exercise is aimed(उद्देश्य) at training of both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency (विद्रोह) operations over a prolonged (लंबे समय तक) period. It will also focus on other important aspects such as humanitarian (मानवतावादी) 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.