This exercise examines the performance of both troops in counterinsurgency operations in mountainous areas. Credits: Piotr Zakrzewski / AIX. Indian and Nepalese troops have launched the 15th Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, India.
A two-day joint military training exercise will examine the performance of both troops in a mountainous counterinsurgency operation.
An infantry battalion of the Indian Army and an equivalent battalion of the Nepali Army are participating in the training. –>
The troops share their experiences drawn from several rebellion suppression operations during the exercises.
In the exercise, both troops will be familiar with each other’s weapons, equipment, tactics, techniques, and operating procedures in a rebellious suppression environment.
Exercise Surya Kiran aims to build interoperability and share expertise between the two countries.
“This joint military training will greatly help improve bilateral relations and will be a major step towards further strengthening the traditional friendship between the two countries,” the Indian Ministry of Defense said in a statement.
In addition, there will be a series of expert academic discussions on a variety of topics, including humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR), highland warfare (HAW), and jungle warfare.
Every year, the Slyakiran series of exercises are held in Nepal or India.
In 2019, the final version of the Surya Kiran exercise has been completed in Nepal.
November 2016, India and Nepal have completed the 10th edition of Slyakiran -X exercises at the Army Combat School in Saljandi, Nepal.