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India-Nepal joint military exercise ends in Pithoragarh

Press Trust of India  |  Dehradun 

The 14-day-long India-joint military exercise in Uttarakhand's focusing on and disaster relief operations ended today.

Lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter-insurgency and operations, and disaster management were conducted as part of the SURYA KIRAN-XIII exercise to enhance the skills of troops, a defence press release said here.

The training ended with a 72-hour outdoor exercise in which troops of both contingents carried out a cordon and in a mock counter-insurgency drill in a village.

During the final-phase of the exercise, Chief of Staff, Headquarters Uttar Bharat area, Neeraj Verma, and were present as observer representatives of the Indian Army, the release said.

Rajendra Karki, Commander, Division, along with two brigadier-rank officers were present from the Army, it said.

Besides training, both the contingents also participated in a number of extra-curricular activities including football, basketball and volleyball matches, and a cultural event on the final day to increase the bonhomie between troops.

The joint training helped in cementing ties between the two neighbours, besides promoting understanding and inter-operability between the two armies, the release said.

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First Published: Tue, June 12 2018. 20:05 IST
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