Indian, Kazakh Armies to Hold 13-day Counter Terrorism Military Exercise


The Indian and Kazakh armies will conduct a 13-day army train starting August 30 with a give attention to counter-terror operations in mountainous terrain, the defence ministry mentioned on Wednesday. The “KAZIND-21” train will likely be carried out at a Kazakh coaching node in Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan, it mentioned.

“The exercise will provide an opportunity to the Armed Forces of India & Kazakhstan to train for counter-insurgency/counter-terrorism operation in the mountainous, rural scenario under UN mandate,” the ministry mentioned in a press release. It mentioned a complete of 90 personnel from the Bihar Regiment of the Indian Army will take part within the joint train. The scope of the train will embody skilled alternate, planning and execution of operations in a counter-terrorism setting and sharing of experience.

“The exercise will culminate after a 48 hours long validation exercise which will involve a scenario of neutralisation of terrorists in a semi-rural hideout,” the ministry mentioned. “The exercise will strengthen mutual confidence, interoperability and enable sharing of best practices between the Armed Forces of India and Kazakhstan,” it added.

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