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About Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN

Focus: GS III: Security challenges

Why in News?

The 17th edition of India-Nepal Joint Military Exercise SURYA KIRAN will be conducted in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from 24th November to 07th December 2023.

About Exercise SURYA KIRAN

  • Exercise SURYA KIRAN is an annual event and conducted alternatively in the two countries.
  • It will provide a platform for soldiers from India and Nepal to exchange ideas and experiences; share best practices and foster a deeper understanding of each other’s operational procedures.
  • Aim of the exercise:
    • Enhance interoperability in jungle warfare
    • Counter terrorism operations in mountainous terrain
    • Humanitarian Assistance and
    • Disaster Relief under United Nations Charter on peace keeping operations.
  • The joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence cooperation which will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations.

February 2024