EXERCISE KAZIND 2023 (Syllabus: GS Paper 2 – International Relations)

News-CRUX-10     30th October 2023        
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Context: The Indian Army and Indian Air Force contingent, comprising 120 personnel, recently departed for Kazakhstan to participate in the 7th edition of Joint Military 'Exercise KAZIND-2023'.

Exercise KAZIND-2023

  • About: The Joint Exercise between India and Kazakhstan was instituted as ‘Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK’ in the year 2016. 
  • After the second edition, the Exercise was upgraded to a company-level exercise and renamed as ‘Exercise KAZIND’. 
  • The Exercise has been further upgraded as a Bi-service Exercise this year by including the Air Force component.
  • Aim: In this Exercise, both sides will practice conduct of Counter Terrorism operations in a sub-conventional environment under United Nations mandate. 
  • The scope of the Exercise also includes conduct of Counter Unmanned Aerial System Operations.
  • 2023 Edition: Otar in Kazakhstan
  • 2022 Edition: Umroi (Meghalaya).

Other Indian Army Exercise 

  • India and France - SHAKTI
  • India and Australia - AUSTRA HIND
  • India and China - HAND IN HAND
  • India and Kyrgyzstan - KHANJAR
  • India and Maldives - EKUVERIN

Other Indian Air Force  Exercises

  • India and Thailand - SIAM BHARAT
  • India and Russia - INDRA
  • India and France - GARUDA
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