Astana, September 12: Exercise KAZIND-2018, a 14 day long joint military exercise between Indian and Kazakhstan Armies, commenced in Otar Military Area, Kazakhstan. Notably, the joint training aims to build and promote army to army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army.
The opening ceremony was held on Monday this week during which Kazakhstan and Indian soldiers stood side by side and gave a ceremonial salute to General Major Dzhumakeev Almaz, Deputy Commander for Battle Training, Kazakhstan Army reviewing the ceremony. This is the third edition of joint military training exercise between Indian Army and Kazakhstan Army and will conclude on 23 September.
The Kazakh contingent is represented by Military Base 85395 while the Indian side is represented by 5 LADAKH SCOUTS Regiment. General Major Dzhumakeev Almaz, welcomed the Indian contingent and in his inaugural remarks highlighted the common shared beliefs of freedom, equality and justice that are precious to both the nations.
The magnificent opening ceremony conducted today started with briefing on Army organization and country presentation by both countries including display of weapons and types of equipment used by the Kazakhstan Army at sub-unit level.
Due emphasis will be laid on increasing interoperability between forces from both countries which is crucial for the success of any joint operation. Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of well developed tactical drills for neutralization of likely threats that may be encountered in urban warfare scenario. Ex KAZIND-2018 will contribute immensely in developing mutual understanding and respect for each other’s military.