Eleventh Indo-Nepal Joint Exercise
Indo-Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-XI commenced on March 7 at Pithoragarh. In this 14-day exercise, Nepal Army is being represented by the officers and troops of the elite Durga Baksh Battalion while the Ekta Shakti Battalion of the Punjab Regiment is participating on behalf of the Indian Army.
This is 11th such battalion level exercise between the two countries aimed at training of troops in counter-insurgency operations in mountainous terrain. It formally incorporates issues related to humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) and will help enhance defence cooperation