Indian Army Chief to Visit Nepal on March 13

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Indian Army Chief, Nepal, Military Exercise, Indian Army Chief General Bikram Singh is scheduled to arrive in Nepal on March 13 for a two-day visit.

During his visit, the Indian army chief will attend a ceremony of the joint military exercise Armies of the two nations at Saljhandi of Rupandehi district.

It is understood that General Singh will visit the joint military exercise site along with Chief of Army Staff (CoAS) General Gaurav SJB Rana on March 14.

It is also learnt that the two incumbent army chiefs will hold extensive talks on mutual cooperation against growing security challenges in the region, counter terrorism and help enhance bilateral relation between the two armies.

An infantry battalion of the Indian Army comprising 250 personals and 200 personals of the Nepal Army (NA) are carrying out the joint military exercise titled Ex- Surya Kiran-VI, for two weeks.

According to NA Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), the joint military exercise that commenced from Wednesday will conclude on March 18.

Amid a ceremony organized at Integrated Army Training Center (IATC), Director General of Military Training Major General Victor Jung Bahadur Rana inaugurated the exercise.

Addressing the army officers from both the countries, he said that the exercise will be effective in multinational disaster management and counter terrorism. The joint exercise will focus on jungle warfare, anti-insurgency and rescue operations.

The two armies will share their experiences. Last year Ex- Surya Kiran-V was held at Pithoragarh of India in October-September.

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