India, Nepal begin Surya Kiran exercise

Q.  India and Nepal began the joint military exercise called ________.
- Published on 06 Sep 17

a. Surya Kiran
b. Jyoti Kiran
c. Pushpa Kiran
d. Rupa Kiran

ANSWER: Surya Kiran
India, Nepal begin Surya Kiran exerciseIndia 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.

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