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Posted at: May 26, 2018, 12:08 AM; last updated: May 26, 2018, 12:08 AM (IST)

Indo-Nepal joint military exercise at Pithoragarh

Tribune News Service

Dehradun, May 25

The 13-day Indo Nepal joint military exercise is set to begin in Pithoragarh district of Uttarakhand from May 30.

Suryakiran-13, as the exercise has been named, will be see the participation by as many as 300 Army personnel from both India and Nepal. Anti-terror operations will also be part of the exercise that will conclude on June 12. The exercise will also lay focus on preparedness to meet disaster management challenges.Besides, the exercise helps in ensuring better understanding between the two armies apart from developing an expertise in jungle warfare and counter-terrorism operations, particularly in the mountainous terrains. The exercise also provides the two armies a platform to exchange experiences, ideas and skills.

India and Nepal that share borders and are culturally linked have been conducting joint military exercises for long. 

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