The fifth special force joint training ‘EX Khanjar” between Indian and Kyrgyzstan armies is being conducted at Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare CIJW School in Vairengte, Mizoram, school from March 16-29 .
The opening ceremony was held on Friday with participating strength of both armies is 20 each, defence spokesperson Lt. Col Harsh Wardhan Pande told Northeast Now.
The Kyrgyzstan army contingent is led by Col Redjapov Rusian Adi Rakhimovich from the ILBRIS Brigade and the Indian army contingent is led by Col A S Bains. Army personnel from both countries are participating in the two week long joint training exercise being held at CIJW School Vairengte.
Pande said the aim of the exercise is to practice joint planning and conduct of counter terrorist operations in semi urban terrain. The exercise is focused upon training on jungle warfare, jungle survival, and special hellebore operation. He said the exercise aims to enrich and enhance the operational capability of both the countries jointly.