Exercise KAZIND-2023

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Recently, the Indian Army and Indian Air Force contingent comprising 120 personnel departed to take part in the Joint Military ‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’ which will be conducted at Otar, Kazakhstan from 30th October to 11th November 2023.

About Exercise KAZIND-2023

  • It is the 7th edition of the Kazind exercise.
  • 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.
  • In this edition of the Exercise, both sides will practice conduct of Counter Terrorism operations in a sub-conventional environment under United Nations mandate.
  • The contingents will jointly rehearse various tactical drills to include Raid, Search and Destroy Operations, Small Team Insertion and Extraction Operations etc. 
  • The scope of the Exercise also includes conduct of Counter Unmanned Aerial System Operations.
  • Significance
    • ‘It will provide an opportunity for both sides to gain an insight into the tactics, battle drills and procedures of each other, which is a prerequisite while operating under the ambit of the United Nations.
    • The joint training will develop the necessary skills, resilience and coordination to conduct joint military operations in Semi-Urban and Urban environments.
    • Both sides will get a chance to practice drills on a wide spectrum of combat skills and mutually learn from each other.
    • The Exercise will provide an opportunity for the contingents to exchange views and share the best practices. 

Q1) What is an Unmanned aerial vehicle?

Unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV), military aircraft that is guided autonomously, by remote control, or both and that carries sensors, target designators, offensive ordnance, or electronic transmitters designed to interfere with or destroy enemy targets.

Source: Indian Army and Air Force Contingent Departs for India-Kazakhstan Joint Military Exercise KAZIND-2023