India-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise KAZIND-2023

A joint contingent of the Indian Army and Indian Air Force, consisting of 120 personnel, has set off for Kazakhstan to participate in the 7th edition of the Joint Military Exercise KAZIND-2023. This exercise is scheduled to take place at Otar, Kazakhstan, from October 30th to November 11th, 2023.

Indian Contingent at the Exercise KAZIND-2023

The Indian Army contingent for Exercise KAZIND-2023 includes 90 personnel led by a Battalion from the DOGRA Regiment. The Kazakhstan contingent is primarily composed of personnel from the Regional Command South of Kazakh Ground Forces. Additionally, 30 personnel from the Air Force, representing both sides, will participate in this edition of the exercise alongside the Army contingents.

Background of the India-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise

The Joint Exercise between India and Kazakhstan, initially known as ‘Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK’ in 2016, has seen significant developments. After its second edition, the exercise was upgraded to a company-level exercise and renamed ‘Exercise KAZIND’. This year, the exercise has been further enhanced by including the Air Force component, making it a Bi-service Exercise. This year marks its 7th edition.

The objective of the Exercise KAZIND-2023

The 7th edition of the Exercise will focus on practicing Counter-Terrorism operations in a sub-conventional environment under a United Nations mandate. Both contingents will work together to rehearse various tactical drills, including Raid, Search and Destroy Operations, Small Team Insertion and Extraction Operations, among others. Additionally, the exercise will cover the conduct of Counter Unmanned Aerial System Operations. This comprehensive training will enhance the capabilities of the participating forces in dealing with diverse security challenges.

Significance of the Ex-KAZIND

‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’ is a valuable opportunity for both India and Kazakhstan to enhance their understanding of each other’s tactics, battle drills, and procedures, which is essential for effective operations under the United Nations mandate. The joint training will help develop the necessary skills, resilience, and coordination required for conducting joint military operations in semi-urban and urban environments.

This exercise will cover a wide range of combat skills, allowing both contingents to learn from each other and share best practices. It will not only improve the capabilities of the participating forces but also strengthen the camaraderie and cooperation between the Indian and Kazakhstani armies. Such interactions contribute to building stronger partnerships and enhancing regional security.


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