Kazakhstan Army soldiers comprising of troops from the Regional Command, South and Indian Army soldiers from the 11 Gorkha Rifles will be participating in the exercise….reports Asian Lite News
The sixth edition of the joint training exercise “KAZIND-22” between India and Kazakhstan began on Thursday. The military exercise is taking place in Umroi, Meghalaya, from December 15 to 28, 2022.
A joint annual training exercise with the Kazakhstan Army was instituted in 2016 as Exercise Prabal Dostyk, which was later upgraded to a company level exercise and renamed as Ex Kazind in 2018, the Ministry of Defence said.
Kazakhstan Army soldiers comprising of troops from the Regional Command, South and Indian Army soldiers from the 11 Gorkha Rifles will be participating in the exercise.
“Aim of the exercise is to build positive military relations, imbibe each other’s best practices and promote the ability to operate together while undertaking counter terrorist operations in semi urban / jungle scenario, under a UN peace enforcement mandate,” the defence ministry explained.
With the help of this joint exercise, the two forces will be able to train, plan, and execute a series of combined tactical drills for neutralising of likely threats that may be encountered in UN peace keeping operations.
The scope of the exercise includes both a Command Post Exercise (CPX) at the battalion level and a Field Training Exercise (FTX) at the company level on sub-conventional operations.
The participants in the exercise engage in a variety of missions, ranging from joint planning, joint tactical drills, basics of special arms skills, HADR and raiding a hostile target.
According to the Ministry of Defence, ‘Exercise KAZIND’ will enhance the level of defence cooperation between Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army which will further foster the bilateral relations between the two nations. (India News Network)