Surya Kiran XVI | 16 Dec 2022

Why in News?

The 16th Edition of Indo-Nepal joint training Exercise “Surya Kiran” between India and Nepal is being conducted at Saljhandi, Nepal.

What is Surya Kiran?

  • It is a military exercise conducted annually between India and Nepal.
  • The objective of this exercise is to:
    • Establish military relations in inaccessible mountainous areas by the soldiers of both countries,
    • Provide humanitarian assistance under disaster management,
    • Get training in anti-terrorist operations,
    • Build interoperability and sharing expertise between the two countries.
  • The 15th edition of Surya Kiran took place at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand, India.

Source: PIB