PRABAL DOSTYK –16 A Joint Exercise Between India & Kazakhstan

On 7th September 2016 Troops of Indian and Kazakhstan Army began their joint exercise ‘PRABAL DOSTYK – 16’.  This exercise is being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan, which will conclude on 17th September, 2016.

Prabal Dostyk means Robust Friendship, which is a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries.

Prabal Dostyk meaning Robust Friendship is a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. The Indian Army is being represented by a platoon strength. The Kazakhstan Army contingent comprise of platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit. A pioneering endeavor with the Kazakhstan Army, the exercise is being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan and will conclude on 17 Sep 2016.

The primary aim of the fourteen day exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terrorism & Counter Insurgency Operations in rural & semi-urban environment under the umbrella of United Nations.

Highlights of PRABAL DOSTYK –16

•    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. The first stage will be to familiarize with each other’s tactics, drills, weapons & equipment. Whereas in the 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 also be the focal point of the bilateral military exercise.

So let’s discuss some questions related to this post :

1. Name the exercise, which has started between India-Kazakhstan recently?
2. The “Prabal Dostyk -16”  military exercise is going on at which place?

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