The 8th India-Kyrgyz Joint Special Forces Exercise “Khanjar” was inaugurated today at Special Forces Brigade of National Guards of Kyrgyz Republic in Bishkek. Initiated first in 2011,the two-weeks long Exercise focusses on high-altitude, mountains and counter-extremism.
Commander of Kyrgyz National Guards, H.E. Colonel Ergeshov Talantbek, in his opening remarks, commended high-altitude resilience of the two personnel and their camaraderie and interoperability.
Recalling India-Kyrgyz civilizational bonds, Ambassador H.E. Mr Alok A. Dimri welcomed the Indian contingent for the Exercise and felicitated their role as a bridge in promoting shared mountain and nomadic-heritage of the two peoples.
A ceremonial parade graced the occasion alongwith a display of equipments & weapons and a visit to the training arena and barracks.