TNPSC Current Affairs March 2017
11th Indo-Nepal joint military exercise 'Surya Kiran-Xi' begins
11th Indo-Nepal joint military exercise 'Surya Kiran-Xi' began in the Pithoragarh area of Uttarakhand .Surya kiran exercise series being conducted biannually, alternatively in India and Nepal.
Nepal Army is being represented DURGA BAKSH Battalion and the EKTA SHAKTI Battalion of The Punjab Regiment is participating on behalf of the Indian Army.
- This is a battalion level joint exercise between two countries. It is a 14 days exercise which will conclude on March 20.
- 2 week long exercise is the 11th exercise between the two countries aimed in training of both the troops in the area of various counter insurgency operations in mountain terrain.
- It also focus on humanitarian assistance and disaster relief operations and environmental conservation
- It will also enhance defence co-operation and military relations between both India and Nepal.