Indian Army to participate in military exercise to be held in Russia


Over a dozen countries from Eurasian and South Asian Region will participate in this signature event…reports Asian Lite News

The Indian Army will participate in Exercise ZAPAD 2021, a multi-nation exercise being held at Nizhniy, Russia from September 3-16.

One of the theatre level exercises of the Russian Armed Forces, ZAPAD 2021 will focus primarily on operations against terrorists.

Over a dozen countries from Eurasian and South Asian Region will participate in this signature event, the Ministry of Defence said.

India will be represented by a 200-member contingent.

The NAGA Battalion group participating in the exercise will feature an all Arms combined task force.

The exercise aims to enhance military and strategic ties amongst the participating nations while they plan & execute this exercise.

The Indian contingent has been put through a strenuous training schedule which encompasses all facets of conventional operations including mechanised, airborne & heliborne, counter terrorism, combat conditioning and firing, the defence ministry said.

India-Kazakhstan military exercise to see counter-terror ops

KAZIND-21, the India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise where the two sides will share their expertise and skills in the field of counter terror operations, began on Wednesday.

It is being held at the Training Node Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan.

The 5th Edition of the Annual bilateral joint exercise betweeen armies of the two countries has 120 troops from Kazakhstan and 90 soldiers from the Indian Army.

KAZIND-21 will continue till September 10.

The fourth edition of the exercise was held at Pithoragarh, India in September 2019.

The exercise will culminate in a 48-hour joint validation exercise scheduled on September 8 and 9, India’s Ministry of Defence said.

These validation exercise will be a test bed for the soldiers of both Armies as they would be undergoing challenges of actual operations in such scenarios.

This exercise will provide impetus to the ever growing military and diplomatic ties between the two nations, the defence ministry said.

The joint exercise also reflects the strong resolve of both nations to counter terrorism and will to stand shoulder to shoulder to combat the same. (India News Network)

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