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New Delhi, 15 December (HS): Armies of India and Kazakhstan have started military exercise ‘Kajind’ in Umroi (Meghalaya) from Thursday. The sixth edition of the joint military training exercise will continue till December 28. The joint annual training exercise with the Kazakhstan Army was started as Prabal Dosti since 2016, which was later upgraded to a company level exercise. In the year 2018, it was renamed as Exercise ‘Kajind’.

Troops of the Indian Army’s Southern Command and Gorkha Rifles are participating in the exercise along with the Kazakhstan Army. The objective of the military exercise is to advance positive military-to-military relations, share each other’s best practices and enhance the ability to conduct joint military activities while undertaking counter terrorist operations in semi-urban/wilderness scenarios. This joint exercise will enable both the armies to train, plan and execute a series of joint tactical exercises to neutralize potential threats to UN peacekeeping operations.
According to military spokesperson Sudhir Chamoli, the exercise comprises a command post exercise (CPX) at battalion level and a company level field training exercise (FTX) on sub-conventional operations. During the training exercise, soldiers from both the armies will engage in various missions ranging from joint planning, joint tactical exercises, special weapon skills, HADR and assault on hostile targets. Exercise KAZIND will raise the level of defense cooperation between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army, further boosting bilateral ties between the two countries

Hindusthan Samachar / Sunil/Indrani Sarkar

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