A training exercise for military intelligence units from five member nations of the Collective Security Treaty Organization (CSTO), dubbed Search 2016, opened at the “Maghob” training ground in Khatlon province yesterday.
Tajik Defense Minister Sherali Mirzo, CSTO Secretary-General Nikolai Bordyuzha and CSTO Unified Staff Chief Anatoly Sidorov attended an official ceremony of opening of the military intelligence war game. Speaking at the ceremony, Bordyuzha noted that the main purposes of the training exercise were to rehearse joint activities of the military intelligence units and improve the system of management of the military intelligence units.
“The Search 2016 exercise will give an appropriate material to underlie proposals for improvement of joint activities in this direction and those decisions that will be made by heads of member nations of the CSTO,” SCTO secretary-general noted. Tajik servicemen together with servicemen from Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Russia are taking part in the ongoing military intelligence war game, which is the first of its kind. 1,500 servicemen from CSTO member states Armenia, Belarus, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, and Tajikistan are reportedly taking part in the exercise that will conclude on April 22.