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Joint training of Nepali,  US armies from Feb. 17



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By A Staff Reporter, Kathmandu, Jan. 24: A joint military exercise between Nepali Army and the U.S Army’s Special Force was fixed for February 17 to be held in Kathmandu and Bhaktapur.

The exercise that will be held in Nagarkot of Bhaktapur and Chhauni of Kathmandu will last till March 19, according to the Nepali Army Headquarters.

Thirty-six Nepali Army soldiers will take part in the training while nine U.S Army’s Special Force will join the exercise.

According to the Army Headquarters, the exercise will be focused on implementing international humanitarian law, rescuing victims and controlling urban-centric riots and violence.

Nepali Army has its Mahaveer Battalion (Ranger) in Chhauni.

The US Army’s Special Force A Company, First Battalion Group, will be here for the exercise. The training was given a code name Balance Nail.

Army Headquarters said that the training was expected to be helpful in exchanging theoretical, practical and special experiences between the Nepali Army and the US Army as well as providing special support in enhancing the NA’s capacity to conduct military operations in partnership with other army organisations.

The NA has also expressed the belief that the training will also help further deepen the friendly bilateral relations between the two countries.