Friday, 7 April 2017

Joint Military Exercise Between India and Nepal

Indo-Nepal Battalion Level Combined Training / Exercise (Exercise Surya Kiran-IX) was conducted at Pithoragarh from 07-20 March 2017. A total of 17 officers, 28 Junior Commissioned Officers and 305 Other Ranks from 28 PUNJAB participated in the exercise. A total of Rs. 97,32,640/- (Rupees Ninety Seven Lakhs Thirty Two Thousand Six Hundred Forty Only) was incurred on the conduct of exercise. The objective of the exercise was to increase military-to-military cooperation with emphasis on cooperation in the area of Counter Insurgency / Counter Terrorism, Humanitarian Aid and Disaster Relief, Disaster Management Capabilities and effectiveness of any response to Pandemic / Epidemic diseases and Combat Life Survivality between the two countries. 

This information was given by Minister of State for Defence Dr. Subhash Bhamre in a written reply to Shrimati Supriya Sule and others in Lok Sabha today. 


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