Kazakhstan Current Affairs - 2019

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KAZIND -2019: India Kazakhistan Joint Military Exercise commence

The annual military exercise called KAZIND 2019 between India and Kazakhstan army commenced at Pithoragarh in Uttarakhand on 3 October 2019. The year 2019 is the 4th edition of joint military exercise. The exercise will conclude on 15 October 2019 with a 72 hour exercise which will showcase the joint skills of soldiers while conducting Counter Terrorism and counter insurgency operations.

About KAZIND -2019

Objective of exercise: To jointly train troops of both countries in Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism operations in both Jungle as well as Mountainous terrain.

The Exercise KAZIND 2019 can be termed as a façade (face) of long standing strategic ties between India and Kazakhstan.

Taks Undertaken:

As part of military exercise, important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations will be conducted.

Both Armies will also share their valuable experiences in countering such situations.

It will also refine drills and procedures for joint operations whenever the need so arises.

Ambassadors of 5 nations present credentials to President of India

Ambassadors of five nations namely Kazakhstan, European Union (EU), France, Denmark and Mexico present credentials to President of India Ram Nath Kovind, at a ceremony held at Rashtrapati Bhavan on 3 October 2019.

Key Highlights

The envoys who presented their credentials were: –

  1. Freddy Svane- Ambassador of Denmark
  2. Emannuel Lenain- Ambassador of France
  3. Ugo Astuto- Ambassador of the European Union
  4. Federico Salas Lotfe- Ambassador of Mexico
  5. Yerlan Alimbayev- Ambassador of the Republic of Kazakhstan