Sagarmatha Friendship – 2017: Nepal and China conducting joint military drill for the first time

 2017-04-14 12:31:00.0

Sagarmatha Friendship – 2017: Nepal and China conducting joint military drill for the first time

New Delhi: The Nepal army has said to be conducting their first ever joint military exercise after the talks between from April 16. Kathmandu and Beijing are in talks to arrange the "Sagarmatha Friendship- 2017", which is expected to last until April 25, the joint military exercise is being organized with an inter to preparedness against terrorism that has posed a serious security threat globally, reports the Kathmandu Post. Sagarmatha is the Nepali name for Mount Everest, bordering between Nepal and China.

The ten day 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 global security, we are holding a first-ever joint military exercise with China under the banner of 'Sagarmatha Friendship-2017,' the Directorate of Public Relations (DPR) pf Nepal Army said.

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

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