Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan Army on 7 September 2016 began the joint exercise 'PRABAL DOSTYK – 16'. The exercise being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan will conclude on 17 September 2016.
Prabal Dostyk meaning Robust Friendship is a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries.
• The primary aim of the fourteen day exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terrorism & Counter Insurgency Operations in rural and semi-urban environment under the umbrella of United Nations.
• The Indian Army is being represented by platoon strength.
• The Kazakhstan Army contingent comprise of platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit.
• The exercise will be conducted in two stages
a) First stage will be to familiarize with each other’s tactics, drills, weapons & equipment
b) In Second stage troops of both the armies will graduate to jointly execute a helicopter borne operation in a simulated environment. Combat battle drills and physical fitness will be the focal point of the exercise.
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When: 7 September 2016
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