Pithoragarh (NVI): The fourth edition of joint Indo-Kazakhstan military exercise KAZIND-2019 concluded with both armies carrying out specialized joint counter terrorist operations including cordon and search operations on 15th October at Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand.
The exercise included joint training in mountainous as well as jungle terrain. Important lectures, demonstrations and drills related to counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations were rehearsed and executed jointly.
The validation exercise was reviewed by General Officer Commanding (GOC) Uttar Bharat Area Major General Kabindra Singh, in presence of senior Army officers of both the participating countries.
The Kazakhstan side was represented by Major General Daulat Ospanav, Chief of Staff of armed forces of Kazakhstan.
The exercise concluded with a grand cultural show presented by both the countries.
Exercise KAZIND-2019 increased the bonhomie and camaraderie amongst both the participating nations. The troops shared best practices being followed by both nations in counter terrorism operations in mountainous and jungle terrain and the exercise provided an opportunity to both the armies for greater understanding and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.