Nepal, US begin joint military exercise in Kathmandu

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Kathmandu, January 10

A joint military exercise between Nepal and the United States has begun at Chhauni in Kathmandu.

The 12th edition of the joint military exercise has the participation of 35 army staffers from the Nepal Army and 19 from the US Army, according to the Nepal Army.

The exercise will go through February 3 this year and will be held in Nagarkot as well, according to the national military organisation.

The event will focus on search and rescue operations during disasters.

The Nepal Army has been conducting such joint events with Indian and American armies for the past several years.

Meanwhile, in view of the early preparedness for the untoward incidents relating to cable cars, the Nepal Army recently practised a rescue operation. The organisation, in collaboration with Chandragiri Hills Limited, conducted the rescue operation in a cable car in Chandragiri of Kathmandu last Monday, said the Nepal Army’s Directorate of Public Relations and Information.

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