A joint military exercise called ‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’ is being conducted between the Indian Army, Indian Air Force, and the Kazakhstan contingent. The exercise is taking place in Otar, Kazakhstan, from October 30 to November 11, 2023.
- The Indian Army contingent, led by a Battalion from the DOGRA Regiment, consists of 90 personnel, while the Kazakhstan contingent is represented by personnel from the Regional Command South of Kazakh Ground Forces.
- Additionally, 30 personnel from the Air Force on both sides are participating in this edition of the exercise alongside the Army contingents.
- The joint exercise was initiated in 2016 as ‘Exercise PRABAL DOSTYK’ and was later upgraded to a company-level exercise and renamed ‘Exercise KAZIND.’ This year, it has been further upgraded as a Bi-service Exercise by including the Air Force component.
- The primary focus of this edition of the exercise is to practice counter-terrorism operations in a sub-conventional environment under the United Nations mandate. The contingents will jointly rehearse various tactical drills, including Raid, Search and Destroy Operations, Small Team Insertion and Extraction Operations, and Counter Unmanned Aerial System Operations.
Q.: Indian Military is conducting the joint military exercise ‘Exercise KAZIND-2023’ with which country?
d) United States
Ans : b) Kazakhstan