The Ministry of Defense of Kazakhstan has concluded its "Batyrl Toytarys" exercise, focusing on the operational readiness of its armed forces.
The head of the defense agency, Ruslan Zhaxylykov, emphasised the importance of personal training for officers at all levels and the combat readiness of units during the summary of the "Batyl Toytarys" exercise at an expanded meeting of the department's collegium, as reported by Sarbaz.kz.
"It is necessary to increase the intensity of operational training activities and the complexity of tasks solved by staffs, taking into account the hybrid nature of modern military conflicts," noted General Colonel Ruslan Zhaxylykov.
During the collegium, the results of organising operational training for the 2023 academic year and the strategic command-staff exercise "Batyl Toytarys" were summarized. The exercise was conducted simultaneously in several regions of the country according to the unified plan of the General Staff of the Armed Forces.
The Minister of Defense highlighted that, for the first time in the history of the Armed Forces, issues related to the deployment and functioning of the Supreme Command Headquarters, wartime government, and Defense Councils of regions to ensure the functioning of the economy and the livelihoods of the population, maintaining a state of martial law, were worked out during the exercise.
"The analysis of recent armed conflicts in the world shows that there are significant changes in approaches to conducting military operations. They are influenced by the use of precision long-range weapons, unmanned aviation, barraging ammunition, special operations forces, private military companies, and information warfare," reported First Deputy Minister of Defense and Chief of the General Staff of the Armed Forces, Lieutenant General Marat Khussainov.
During the collegium, an analysis of the results of the combat work of management bodies was carried out, problematic issues identified during the exercises were determined, and proposals for further improvement of the training of management bodies and troops were developed.
The leadership of the Ministry of Defense and the General Staff, commanders of the branches of the Armed Forces, commanders of regional command units, and commanders of military units participated in the work of the collegium. At the end of the collegium, the head of the defense agency issued relevant instructions to improve the training of troops from the strategic to tactical levels.