Nepal, China to conduct first ever joint military drill from April 16 

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Kathmandu | April 14, 2017 4:54 PM

The Nepal Army has said that Kathmandu and Beijing will conduct their first ever joint military exercise from April 16.

The 10-day long military exercise will focus on common interests like disaster management and counter-terrorism, among others. (Reuters)

The Nepal Army has said that Kathmandu and Beijing will conduct their first ever joint military exercise from April 16. Named ‘Sagarmatha Friendship-2017’, which is expected to last until April 25,  the joint-military exercise is being organised with an intent of preparedness against terrorism that has posed as a serious security threat globally, reports the Kathmandu Post. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest,  bordering between Nepal and China.

The 10-day long military exercise will 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’, the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) of Nepal Army said.

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Nepal Army, under the ambit of Nepal’s foreign and security policies, has been regularly conducting bilateral and multilateral joint military exercises.

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