Joint Military ‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’
1st November, 2023 Security
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- The Indian Army and Indian Air Force contingent comprising 120 personnel departed for Kazakhstan today to take part in the 7th edition of Joint Military ‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’.
- The Exercise will be conducted at Otar, Kazakhstan from 30th October to 11th November 2023.
- The joint exercise between India and Kazakhstan, initially known as 'Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK,' was first held in 2016.
- After its second edition, the exercise was elevated to a company-level exercise and renamed 'Exercise KAZIND.'
Exercise Kazind-23 Edition
- The seventh edition of the joint military drill will kick off on October 30 focusing on counter-terrorism operations.
- The soldiers of both nations will jointly participate in drills based on the Counter Terrorism operations in a sub-conventional environment under a United Nations mandate.
- The contingents will jointly practice various tactical drills, including search and destroy operations, raids, small-team insertion and extraction operations, and others.
- In addition to this, operations to counter unmanned aerial systems have also been included in the training schedule of the soldiers.
- The military drill will culminate with the warriors gaining new personal and professional experience.
- This year, the exercise has been further upgraded to a bi-service exercise by including the Air Force component.
- 'Exercise KAZIND-2023' offers an opportunity for both sides to familiarize themselves with each other's tactics, battle procedures, and drills, essential for operating under the United Nations umbrella.
- This joint training will facilitate the development of necessary skills, resilience, and coordination for conducting military operations in semi-urban and urban environments.
- The exercise will provide an extensive platform for practicing a wide spectrum of combat skills and mutual learning from each other. Moreover, it will serve as an arena for the contingents to exchange perspectives and share best practices.
- 'Exercise KAZIND-2023' is expected to further enhance the rapport between the two armies, strengthening their collaborative capabilities and mutual understanding.