India and Nepal will undertake joint military exercises under Surya Kiran in the mountainous terrains here from March 7, a Army spokesman said today.

The special exercise will be attended by 350 army personnels each from Nepal and India, the spokesman from the Army’s Panchshul Brigade said.

“Combating insurgency in mountainous regions by running counter insurgency operations will be the main theme of Surya Kiran 11 as most of Nepal is mountains and India has crucial borders with other countries in such terrain,” he said.

The exercise being hosted by the Panchshul Brigade of the Indian Army will be inaugurated by Brigadier M K Katiyar and the concluding ceremony will be solemnised by Major Generals from both the armies, the spokesman said.

Personnel of the Nepal Army will reach onMarch 6and will leave on March21, a day after the conclusion of the joint exercise, he said.