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9th Indo-Nepal battalion level counter-terrorism exercise to begin

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The 9th Indo-Nepal combined battalion level counter-terrorism exercise will begin in Pithoragarh next week.

To be conducted from February 8 to February 21 under the aegis of Panchshul Brigade of Central Command, ‘Surya Kiran’ will see an infantry battalion from each side training together and sharing their experiences of counter terrorism operations and jungle warfare in mountain terrain.

The Surya Kiran series of exercises is a bi-annual event which is conducted alternatively in Nepal and India.

The aim of this combined training exercise is to enhance interoperability between the Indian and the Nepalese Army units.

The training will also focus on humanitarian aid and disaster relief including medical and aviation support.

Meanwhile, Nepal Army chief and ‘Honorary General of Indian Army’ General Rajendra Chhetri visited School of Artillery, Devlali.

The Nepalese Army Chief is a ‘Gunner’ officer himself and has done the basic Artillery courses of young officers and advance gunnery at this establishment.

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