KAZIND-2019: lndo-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise to be held in Uttarakhand

A joint military exercise between India and Kazakhstan named KAZIND-2019 is scheduled to be held in Pithoragarh district, Uttarkhand from 3-15 October 2019. The exercise focuses mainly on counter terrorism operation.

About KAZIND-2019

Objective: To conduct company level joint training between India and Kazakhstan with emphasis on counter terrorism operation in mountainous terrain.

The KAZIND-2019 is the fourth edition of the annual event. The joint military exercise is conducted alternatively in Kazakhstan and India every year.

The 13-day exercise will be held in mountainous terrain of Pithoragarh with about 100 soldiers from both Indian and Kazakhstan armies participating.

During the 2019 edition of exercise, aspects of emerging trends of global terrorism and hybrid warfare have also been included. Also both countries will share with each other their experiences of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations.

Significance

In the series of military training exercises undertaken by India with various countries, the KAZIND exercise with Kazakhstan is crucial in terms of security challenges faced by the two nations amid changing trends in global terrorism. Also, this joint military exercise will enhance the level of defence cooperation further fostering bilateral relations between the two nations.

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