Foreign Policy Watch- India-Central Asia

[pib] Indo-Kazakhstan Joint Exercise KAZIND 2018PIBPrelims Only


Mains Paper 2: IR | Bilateral, regional & global groupings & agreements involving India &/or affecting India’s interests

From UPSC perspective, the following things are important:

Prelims level: Exercise KAZIND

Mains level: Indo-Kazakhstan defence cooperation


Exercise KAZIND 2018

  1. The Joint Army Exercise will be conducted between the Indian and Kazakhstan Army in Otar region, Kazakhstan.
  2. This is the third joint military exercise between the two countries which have a history of extensive cooperation in the defence arena.
  3. The second edition of the exercise was held in India last year.
  4. The aim of the exercise is to build and promote bilateral Army to Army relations and exchange skills and experiences between Kazakhstan Army and the Indian Army.

Enhancing Defense cooperation

  1. The vast experience and expertise of Indian troops in counter insurgency operations holds special importance to the Kazakhstan Army.
  2. The fourteen days exercise with the Kazakhstan Army will follow a graduated continuum from orientation to a full scale mock exercise.
  3. Another aim is to achieve optimum integration among the two contingents through enhanced mutual comprehension of each other’s tactics, techniques and procedures.
  4. The conduct of the joint exercise will set the stage for greater defence cooperation and consequently will manifest in stronger ties between the two great nations.
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