This is the second joint military exercise between the two countries. The first edition of "Prabal Dostyk" was held in Kazakhstan in 2016.
"A 14-day joint training exercise 'Prabal Dostyk-2017' between the Indian Army and the Kazakhstan Army commenced today with an opening ceremony at Bakloh in Himachal Pradesh," a defence spokesman said.
The joint exercise is aimed at enhancing the military ties between the two countries and achieving interoperability between the two armies, he said.
"The training contingents comprise a platoon strength from 3rd Battalion of the 11th Gorkha Rifles of the Indian Army and a similar strength of the Kazakhstan Army," the spokesman said.
He said the exercise sought to acquaint the forces with each other's operating procedures in the backdrop of counterinsurgency and counter-terrorism operations under the UN's mandate.
Personnel of both contingents were hopeful of a fruitful learning experience and that the training would go a long way in enhancing ties between the people of the two countries.
The Indian troops participating in the joint exercise underwent extensive training in counter-terrorism and low intensity conflict operations at the Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in Vairengte, Mizoram, he added.
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