Dateline Uttarkashi: Kazakhstan joint military exercise “KAZIND-21” started today at Training Node Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan. The 5th Edition of annual bi-lateral joint exercise of both the armies will continue until 10th of September, 2021.
While the fourth edition of the exercise was held in September of 2019 in Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand, this year around, the officers and jawans of 9 Bihar Regiment which are presently deployed at Hursil Indo-China border will be taking part in the training at Training Node Aisha Bibi, Kazakhstan.
Leading from the front officers, Col. Rajendra Prasad, Lt. Col. Kartik M, Major Amit Kumar, Captain Kovind and Captain Mukund along with jawans from 9 Bihar Regiment will be taking part in the week long joint military exercise.
What makes this one more especial is the fact that the contingent comprises of 120 troops from Kazakhstan and ninety soldiers from the Indian Army. Both the contingents will share their expertise and skills in the field of counter terror operations. The exercise will culminate in a 48 hours joint validation exercise scheduled on 8th & 9th of September, 2021.
The validation exercise will be a litmus bed for the soldiers of both the country armies as they would be undergoing challenges of actual operations in such scenarios. The exercise will also provide impetus to the ever growing military and diplomatic ties between India and Kazakhstan. The joint exercise goes on to reflect the strong resolve of both these nations to counter terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder to combat the same.