India, Kazakhstan Joint Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 begins

India, Kazakhstan joint bilateral military exercise PRABAL DOSTYK-16 began in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan.

The fourteen day (till 17 September 2016) will be a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. ‘Prabal Dostyk’ means ‘Robust Friendship’

Key Facts

  • In this edition of exercise, Indian Army is being represented by a platoon strength and the Kazakhstan Army is represented by platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit.
  • The primary aim of exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terrorism & Counter Insurgency Operations in rural & semi-urban environment under the umbrella of United Nations.
  • The exercise will be conducted in two stages. The first stage will be to familiarize with each other’s tactics, drills, weapons & equipment.
  • Whereas in the second stage, troops of both the armies will graduate to jointly execute a helicopter borne operation in a simulated environment.
  • Combat battle drills and physical fitness will also be the focal point of the bilateral military exercise.

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