Brahmand NewsPrevious Article
Brahmand NewsNext Article
Headlines
  • Kalvari submarine affirms Make in India's giant strides: MDL:-The commissioning of the first Scorpene-class submarine - 'INS Kalvari' - into the Indian Navy reaffirms the giant strides taken under the 'Make in India' programme, defence PSU Mazagon Dock Shipbuilders Ltd (MDL) said on Thursday....
  • PM commissions submarine Kalvari; says will boost Navy's might:-Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday commissioned Scorpene-class submarine Kalvari into the Indian Navy. Defence Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, Navy chief Admiral Sunil Lanba and top defence officials were present at the commissioning ceremony....
  • President Trump signs USD 692 billion defence budget:-President Donald Trump on Tuesday signed a USD 692 billion defence budget, which among other things gives funding to provide legislative authority to implement his South Asia strategy and authorises critical missile capabilities to confront threats posed by North Korea....
  • India joins the Wassenaar Arrangement:-India on Friday said it has joined the Wassenaar Arrangement after completing the internal procedures and the membership will facilitate high-technology tie-ups for country's defence and space programmes. ...

Joint military drills with Nepal is to fight terrorism: China

Article
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print This Article

A file photo.

BEIJING (PTI): China on Monday said its first-ever joint military exercises with the Nepalese army is aimed at addressing terrorism threats and restoring peace and stability in the region.

"China and Nepal are two good neighbours. Practical cooperation between the two sides, especially cooperation which can promote development of both sides and maintain peace and stability in the region, is a good thing," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said.

The 10-day military drill "Sagarmatha Friendship 2017" that will last till April 25 is being organised by the two countries as part of their preparedness against terrorism that has posed as a serious security threat globally, the Nepalese Army had said yesterday.

Sagarmatha is the Nepali name of Mt Everest, the world's highest peak.

When asked about the significance of the current round of military exercises between the People's Liberation Army (PLA) and the Nepalese army, which also raised concerns in India, Lu said, "Actually, there are other examples of cooperation between neighbours of this kind.

"Both sides agreed to a joint drill and the aim of this drill is to fight terrorism. This is the part of the annual joint exercise between China and Nepal. It will help to address the issue of terrorism in the region and also help to preserve peace and stability in region," Lu said.

The joint training with China marks Nepalese Army's extension of military diplomacy. The Nepalese Army has long been conducting joint military drills with Indian and the US Army.

The Nepalese Army has said the joint military exercise with China is a step towards preparations against the possible threat from terrorism.

It maintains that the drill is a part of its regular bilateral and multilateral military exercises aimed at sharing experiences, skills and professional knowledge which it has been doing regularly with the nations that Nepal shares diplomatic ties.

Tags:

Nepal  China  Military  
Line Spacing+- AFont Size+- Print Article

Other Related News

India joins the Wassenaar Arrangement

India on Friday said it has joined the Wassenaar Arrangement after completing the internal procedures and the membership will facilitate high-technology tie-ups for country's defence and space programmes.

Upcoming Defence Exhibitions

BRAHMOS Missile Systems

Headlines

Brahmand World Defence Update 2017

Image Gallery