India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise KAZIND-21 to see counter-terror ops
This exercise will provide impetus to the growing military and diplomatic ties between the two nations
KAZIND-21, the India-Kazakhstan joint military exercise where the two sides will share their expertise and skills in the field of counter terror operations, began on Wednesday.
It is being held at the Training Node Aisha Bibi in Kazakhstan.
The 5th Edition of the Annual bilateral joint exercise betweeen armies of the two countries has 120 troops from Kazakhstan and 90 soldiers from the Indian Army.
KAZIND-21 will continue till September 10.
The fourth edition of the exercise was held at Pithoragarh, India in September 2019.
The exercise will culminate in a 48-hour joint validation exercise scheduled on September 8 and 9, India's Ministry of Defence said.
These validation exercise will be a test bed for the soldiers of both Armies as they would be undergoing challenges of actual operations in such scenarios.
This exercise will provide impetus to the ever growing military and diplomatic ties between the two nations, the defence ministry said.
The joint exercise also reflects the strong resolve of both nations to counter terrorism and will to stand shoulder to shoulder to combat the same.