Gen Bipin Rawat on a six day visit to Kazakhstan and Turkmenistan met Commander-in-Chief Land Forces of Kazakhstan and discussed with him various aspects of cooperation among the two armies. Both sides mutually agreed to take forward the joint exercise which is to be held at Bakloh, Himachal Pradesh this year in November 2017. Gen Rawat conveyed Indian support for deployment of Kazakhstan in UN peacekeeping operations.
Kazakhstan further sought assistance for capacity enhancement in the areas of counter insurgency operations, military education and training of cadets in India. COAS assured them of whole hearted support. He complimented the Kazakh Army for their professionalism as witnessed during the demonstration while visiting the 36 Air Assault Brigade. Gen Rawat later visited Turkmenistan.