The fifth Indo-Kyrgyzstan Joint Training Exercise KHANJAR-V culminated on 29 March, after a joint tactical validation exercise and a closing ceremony held at Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School. Two week of joint training that commenced on 16 March included understanding tactics of platoon level, developing inter operability and sharing of best practices controlled by a joint command post.

Indo-Kyrgyzstan army joint training exercise held in Mizoram

Col A S Bains, SM of the Indian Army and Col Radjapov Ruslan of Kyrgyzstan Army witnessed a joint tactical validation exercise conducted at training area of Counter Insurgency Jungle Warfare School, Vairengte, with effect from 26 March to 28 March, followed by the closing ceremony. The exercise involved insertion of troops by slithering from helicopters and destroying a terrorist hide out. It demonstrated the commitment of both armies in working closely with each other to address the growing issue of global terrorism in all its forms.

Col Bolokbaev Kanatbek of Kyrgyzstan Army also addressed both the contingents.

The exercise was a success and has taught valuable lessons to the troops of both the countries. The camaraderie developed between the contingents during the course of exercise will assist in enhancing confidence between the two armies which may be called upon to grapple with Anti- Terrorism Operations. The conduct of these Bilateral Military Exercises is also an important step to uphold the values of Peace, Prosperity and Trust in the region.


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