On 1st September 2021, Indian Army took part in “KAZIND-21” – a joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan at Aisha Bibi village of Kazakhstan. 90 soldiers from Indian Army participated in the 5th edition of the KAZIND, an annual bilateral exercise, that is planned to be held between September 1 to 10, 2021.
i.The 10-day long exercise is designed to share expertise between the armies in the field of Counter-terrorism operations.
ii.The military exercise is set to have a 48-hour long validation exercise, on the challenges undergone during actual counter-terrorist operations.
iii.The 4th edition of KAZIND was conducted at Uttarakhand’s Pithoragarh in September 2019.
Note – ‘Prabal Dostyk’ is another Joint Military Exercise conducted between Indian Army & Kazakhstan Army.
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