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Posted at: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM; last updated: Mar 21, 2017, 12:49 AM (IST)

Indo-Nepal military exercise focuses on anti-terror operations

Indo-Nepal military exercise focuses on anti-terror operations
Troops practise during the Indo-Nepal Joint Military exercise in Pithoragarh. Tribune photo

Our Correspondent

Pithoragarh, March 20

The Indo-Nepal joint military exercise focusing on anti-terror combat operations in the hill areas concluded here today.

The 11th battalion-level joint exercise, which began on March 7 at the Surya Command premises of Panchushul brigade of the Indian Army, was focused on anti-terror combat operations. Over 600 jawans and officers of the armies of the two nations participated in the 14-day military exercise.

“The joint exercise emphasised combating terrorist activities in hilly regions with the cooperation of armies, cooperating with each country at the time of disaster or terrorist attack, besides helping anti-disaster squad, evacuating disaster affected civilians and sneaking into enemy terrorist bases with the aim to destroy these,” said an Army press release issued on the occasion of conclusion of the exercise.

The last three days of the exercise were done to practice on anti-terrorist operation in a open and tough terrains of hilly region demonstrating exercises on rescuing captives from a village of hilly region captured by terrorist group, the release said.

The concluding ceremony was addressed by GOC northern command of the Indian army Lt, General Lalit Kumar Pandey and GOC of far western command of Nepalese army Major General Deepak Prasad Bharati.

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