Surya Kiran begin
India and Nepal on 20 September 2021 began a 15-day military exercise in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand with a focus on counter-terror drills and disaster relief operations.
- The aim of the 15th India-Nepal military training exercise 'Surya Kiran' is to boost overall interoperability between the two militaries.
- During the exercise, an Infantry Battalion each from the Indian Army and the Nepali army will be training together to develop inter-operability and share their experience of counter-terrorism operations and disaster relief operations.
- A traditional opening ceremony was organised to mark the commencement of the exercise which will continue till October 3.
- Earlier on 18 September 2021, the Nepali army contingent arrived at Pithoragarh and was accorded a traditional military reception.