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India-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran-XVII started in Pithoragarh

Published on November 25, 2023
Current Context: The India-Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-XVII commenced in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand on 24th November 2023 and will continue until 7th December 2023.
India-Nepal joint military exercise Surya Kiran-XVII started in Pithoragarh
  • This exercise is an annual event conducted alternatively in the two countries.
  • The Indian Army contingent, led by a Battalion from the Kumaon Regiment, comprises of 354 personnel.
  • The Nepal Army contingent, represented by the Tara Dal Battalion, comprises of 334 personnel.
  • The aim of the exercise is to enhance interoperability in jungle warfare, counter-terrorism operations in mountainous terrain, and Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Relief under the United Nations Charter on peacekeeping operations.
  • The exercise will focus on the employment of drones and counter-drone measures, medical training, aviation aspects, and also environment conservation.
  • This exercise provides a platform for soldiers from India and Nepal to exchange ideas and experiences, share best practices, and foster a deeper understanding of each other’s operational procedures.

Question:

Q.1 Where was the India-Nepal Joint Military Exercise Surya Kiran-XVII held?
a. Kathmandu, Nepal
b. New Delhi, India
c. Pithoragarh, India
d. Pokhara, Nepal

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