Pithoragarh Current Affairs - 2020

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.

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.


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.