New Delhi: Indian and Kazakhstan armies will begin a 13-day exercise from today with a focus on counter-insurgency operations in mountainous areas. A Defense Ministry statement said the exercise “KAZIND-21” will be conducted from August 30 to September 11 at the training node, Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan.
According to the statement, the military exercise will provide an opportunity to the armed forces of India and Kazakhstan to train in counter-terrorism and counter-terrorist operations in mountainous, rural areas under the United Nations (UN) mandate. In the joint exercise, 90 Army personnel of Bihar Regiment will participate from the Indian Army. According to the statement, the joint exercise will share professional strategic skills, planning and implementation of operations in a counter-terrorism environment and experiences of counter-terrorism and extremist operations between the armies of the two countries.
The military exercise will conclude after the completion of the 48-hour long exercise which involves the scenario of destroying semi-rural hideouts of terrorists. The statement also said that the military exercise will boost mutual trust between the armies of the two countries. It will also provide an opportunity to be able to adapt to the better trends that exist.