India-Kyrgyzstan 'Khanjar' Joint Special Forces Exercise

  • 24 Jan 2024

The 11th edition of the India-Kyrgyzstan annual joint Special Forces exercise, 'Khanjar,' kicked off on 22nd January, 2024, at the Special Forces Training School in Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh, marking an annual collaboration between the two nations.

Key Points

  • Exercise Objectives: The primary aim of 'Khanjar' is to facilitate the exchange of experiences and best practices in counter-terrorism and Special Forces operations. Special emphasis is placed on operations in built-up areas and mountainous terrains as outlined in Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter.
  • Skill Development: The exercise focuses on enhancing Special Forces skills, incorporating advanced techniques of insertion and extraction in challenging terrains, fostering a collaborative learning environment.
  • Addressing Common Concerns: 'Khanjar' provides a platform to address shared concerns related to international terrorism and extremism. The collaborative effort aims to fortify defence ties between India and Kyrgyzstan.
  • Showcasing Indigenous Defence Equipment: Additionally, the exercise serves as an opportunity to showcase cutting-edge indigenous defence equipment, highlighting the capabilities of both nations in the defence sector.