Wednesday, September 7, 2016

India Kazakhstan Joint Exercise “PRABAL DOSTYK-16”

As a part of India’s continued efforts to strengthen Indo-Kazakhstan relations, troops of Indian & Kazakhstan Army are presently engaging in a joint exercise ‘PRABAL DOSTYK – 16. The Indian Army is being represented by a platoon strength. The Kazakhstan Army contingent comprise of platoon from Special Operating Force’s Unit. A pioneering endeavor with the Kazakhstan Army, the exercise is being conducted in Karaganda region of Kazakhstan and will conclude on 17 Sep 2016. 

The primary aim of the fourteen day exercise will be to enhance interoperability while undertaking Counter Terrorism & Counter Insurgency Operations in rural & semi-urban environment under the umbrella of United Nations. The exercise will be conducted in two stages; first stage will be to familiarize with each others tactics, drills, weapons & equipment, whereas in the second stage troops of both the armies will graduate to jointly execute a helicopter borne operation in a simulated environment. Combat battle drills and physical fitness will be the focal point of the exercise. 

‘Prabal Dostyk’ meaning ‘Robust Friendship’ will be a significant step towards fostering military as well as diplomatic ties between both countries. 

AIR FORCE TEAM WON THE INTER-SERVICES CRICKET CHAMPIONSHIP


The Indian Air Force team won the Inter-Services Cricket Championship by beating Indian Army Red team at Thapar Stadium here last evening. Two teams of Indian Army i.e. Army Red and Army Green and one team each from Indian Air Force and Indian Navy were participated in the Championship. The event was organized by Army Sports Control Board under the aegis of the Services Sports Control Board and was inaugurated at Thapar stadium, AOC Centre in Secunderabad on 22nd Aug 2016. Test matches were played among the teams on league cum knock out basis in which total of six matched were played. Lieutenant General Gurmukh Singh, Commandant, MCEME was chief guest at the closing ceremony and distributed prizes to the winners.

Final match results:

Toss won by Army Red and elected to field (due to rain second innings not played)

Score:

Air Force Batting:

                                    (Caught by)   (Bowled by)      (Runs)    (Balls)
Hitesh Solanki          Abhishek       Irfan Khan           40           66
Soumik Chatterjee   Rahul             Avishek Sinha     72          324
Ravi Chauhan         Amit                Avishek Sinha     65          183
SR Swain                  LBW               Avishek Sinha    04          15
Devendra Lochab    (Not out)                                     36*        140
Vikas Hathwala        (Not out)                                    15*         45
Extras -29
                           
Total - 261/ for 4 wickets in 128 Overs

S. Pandey                25   (O) - 05 (M) – 75 (R) - 00 (W)
Irfan Khan                 18    (O) - 07 (M) – 40 (R) - 01 (W)
Sumit Singh              04    (O) - 00 (M) – 18 (R) - 00 (W)
Koteshwar Rao        41    (O) - 17 (M) – 48 (R) - 00 (W)
Avishek Sinha          38    (O) - 13 (M) – 53 (R) - 03 (W)
Penta Rao                 02    (O) - 00 (M) – 04 (R) - 00 (W)



Army Red Batting:

                                    (Caught by)      (Bowled by)       (Runs)    (Balls)
Sufhiyan Alam         Khalid                S.Yadav                 00           07
Sumit Singh             (Bowled)            R. Pal                    09             10
Amit Pachera            Ravi                    Roshan Raj        35           44
Rahul Singh(Stumped by Lochab)    Khalid Ahmed       62         100
Irfan Khan   (Stumped by Lochab)    Khalid Ahmed      12           22
Penta Rao                (LBW)               Khalid Ahmed      00           01
Nakul Varma             Hitesh               R. Pal                   27           29
Vishnu Tiwari           Ravi                   Khalid Ahmed      16             27
Avishek Sinha(Stumped by Lochab) Vikas Yadav        05            05
S. Pandey      (Stumped by Lochab) Vikas Yadav        03            13
Koteshwar Rao (Not Out)                                              00*           03                                                          
Extras -08
                           
Total - 177/ All out in 43.2 Overs

S. Yadav                   07   (O) - 01 (M) – 27 (R) - 01 (W)
R. Pal                         09    (O) - 01 (M) – 43 (R) - 02 (W)
Roushan Raj              05    (O) - 00 (M) – 19 (R) - 01 (W)
Khalid Ahmed          10.2 (O) - 00 (M) – 44 (R) - 04 (W)
Vikas Yadav              09    (O) - 00 (M) – 28 (R) - 02 (W)
Vikas Hathwala        03    (O) - 00 (M) – 15 (R) - 00 (W)


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