The thirteenth release of India-Nepal joint military exercise was held at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand from 30 May to 12 June 2018. The joint military exercise was aimed at further enhancing and strengthening the defence ties between the two nations.
Surya Kiran-XIII exercise saw participation of nearly 300 soldiers from both Indian and Nepal Army. During the conduct of various counter insurgency and counter terrorism operation in past, they shared their experiences.
The point of 14 days joint military exercise was to direct legion level joint preparing with accentuation on counter psychological oppression activities in mountainous terrain under United Nations mandate. It additionally included different parts of administration and joint exertion towards alleviation work. It additionally advanced comprehension and operability between two armed forces, additionally establishing ties between the two neighbouring nations.
Surya Kiran arrangement of reciprocal military activities are directed bi-yearly (at regular intervals), on the other hand in India and Nepal. It is biggest exercise in terms of troop’s participation in series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries.
It aims at promoting military relations and increasing interoperability armies of both countries. Twelfth version of this activity was held at Nepal Army Battle School (NABS) in Saljhandi, Nepal in September 2017.