Ties between Nepal and India are time-tested and New Delhi has been providing various kinds of assistance to the Nepal Army for enhancing its capabilities, Defence Minister Ishwor Pokhrel has said. India's ambassador to Nepal Manjeev Singh Puri called on Pokhrel yesterday and discussed about military between Nepal and India. Pokhrel said that Nepal-India ties were "time tested" and thanked India for providing various kinds of assistance to the Nepal Army for enhancing its capabilities, among others. Among other things, the upcoming 13th edition of Nepal-India military drills named Surya-Kiran, also figured in the meeting. India is hosting the joint military drill in Pithoragarh this time. The upcoming India and Nepal joint military exercise in Uttarakhand will include training on jungle warfare, anti-terrorism combat as well as disaster response activities. This is a regular military exercise being organised annually between the two armies, said the defence ministry sources.
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