This was a 14-day rigorous military exercise in which troops of both countries could be able to foster professional and social bond between them

India-Nepal organised joint military exercise ‘Surya Kiran’ concluded on Saturday at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand in India. Beginning on September 20, this was the 15th edition of the two countries' military exercise.

According to the Ministry of Defence, the joint exercise was focused on Counter Terrorism and Disaster Relief operations. The exercise also provided an opportunity to troops of both Armies to foster everlasting professional and social bonding, the Ministry said.

After intense military training, the joint exercise concluded with both Armies exhibiting their combat power and dominance over the terrorist groups during the validation exercise.

The closing ceremony showcased the immense talent with unique traditional touch of both Nations. The senior officials expressed their satisfaction and appreciation towards the professional conduct of the exercise.

The bonhomie, esprit-de-corps and goodwill generated during the exercise will go a long way in future strengthening the bonds between the Armed Forces of both countries.