Seeking to boost their defence ties, India & Nepal commenced the Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-XII at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS), Saljhandi. The Indian Army was represented by troops of the Kumaon Scouts while Narayan Dal Battalion participated on behalf of the Nepal Army.
Surya Kiran-XII, is the 12th India-Nepal Joint Battalion Level Exercise between the two nations. It is aimed at training troops in counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in both jungle & mountainous terrain and disaster management. The joint Battalion level exercise being the largest exercise undertaken by India with any other country is an ideal platform for the contingent of both nations to share their experience and gain mutually during the joint training.
As part of the exercise important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations and disaster management were conducted by Indian Army to share their experiences in handling such situations with a view to conduct such operations jointly and refine drills and procedures.
- Gp Capt Basantkumar B Pande