The bilateral military exercise between India and Kazakhstan 'PRABAL DOSTYK 2017' began on 2 November 2017 at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh.
Literally defined as ‘Robust Friendship’, ‘Prabal Dostyk 2017’ is second edition of the joint military training exercise between both countries.
The first edition of exercise was held in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan in September 2016.
Highlights of PRABAL DOSTYK 2017
• The fourteen day PRABAL DOSTYK is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries for achieving interoperability between the two armies.
• It also aims to acquaint both forces with each other’s operating procedures in the backdrop of counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations under UN mandate.
• The training contingents comprise of platoon strength from the 11th Gorkha Rifles of Indian Army and similar strength of Kazakhstan Army.
When: 2 November 2017