Nepal-China first ever joint military drill to commence from Sunday

  • Named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’
- Post Report, Kathmandu

Apr 13, 2017-

Nepal and China are all set to conduct their first ever joint military exercise starting April 16, the Nepal Army announced on Thursday.

The military drill that will last till April 25 is being organised with an intent of preparedness against terrorism that has posed as a serious security threat globally.

The 10-day long military exercise that has been named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’ will also focus on common interests like disaster management and counter terrorism, among others.

“In a bid to give continuity of joint military training and exercises with neighboring countries and friendly nations; and in the context of terrorism that is posing as serious threat to the global peace and its possible challenges to the global security, we are holding a first ever joint military exercise with China under the banner of ‘Sagarmatha Friendhsip-2017’, said the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of Nepal Army in its statement today.

Nepal Army, under the ambit of Nepal’s foreign and security policies, has been regularly conducting bilateral and multilateral joint military exercise, training and seminars and also has been sharing experiences, skills and professional knowledge with various nations in order to boost the capability of the army personnel.

The statement further reads that such kind of multilateral and bilateral training slots and exercises will provide opportunities to both the armies in exchanging their professional skills, boosting their capability and further strengthening the diplomatic and military ties between the two nations.

It is to be known that Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mt Everest that is bordering between Nepal and China.

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Published: 13-04-2017 19:38

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