Who: Joint Military training Balance Nail 16-01
Where: Nepal Army’s training centre Chhauni and Nagarkot area
What: Launched by Nepal and US armies
When: 2 November 2015
To help strengthen bilateral defence tie, the special forces of the US and Nepalese armies on launched a month-long joint military training codenamed Balance Nail 16-01 in Nepal’s mountainous regions.
According to Nepal Army headquarters, Mahavir Battalion, a specially trained ranger of the Nepal Army and A Company 1st battalion, 1st SFG (angel) group of the Special Forces of the US Army started Balance Nail 16-01 training at Nepal Army’s training centre Chhauni and Nagarkot area.
Participants of the training will receive training on tactical combat casualty care, long range marksmanship, breaching, combat markmanship, demolition, combined culmination exercise among others, during the training.
It is expected that the training will enhance combating capacity of Nepal Army as well as exchange knowledge, practice and experiences between the two armies. It will also help in strengthening mutual cooperation and bilateral relations between the two armies.
Since 2003, the two countries have conducted about 30 Balance Nail training sessions. The Balance Nail is beneficial as the training is then passed on to the wider Nepalese army.