India and Nepal on Sept 5, 2017 began their joint military exercise in the western part of the Himalayan country.
This is focusing on counter-terrorism and forest fighting operations.
The exercise - Surya Kiran - was being participated by around 300 troops each side in Rupandehi district.
Senior Nepal Army officer Rajendra Karki inaugurated the exercise.
The 12th edition of Nepal-India joint military exercise will conclude on September 16.
Surya Kiran is the largest joint exercise in terms of troop participation.
The battalion-level joint training between the two armies will focus on counter-terror operations in mountainous terrain by facilitating interoperability.
Disaster management and joint operations for disaster relief will also be a part of the exercise.
The 11th edition of the joint exercise was held in Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand.
The Nepal Army said the joint exercise will provide the two armies a platform to exchange experiences, ideas and skills.
Surya Kiran series of exercises are held alternately in India and Nepal.