Pithoragarh: The fourth edition of joint military exercise ‘Dustlik’ between the Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army commenced Monday in Foreign Training Node, Pithoragarh, Uttarakhand). The first edition of the exercise was held at Uzbekistan in November 2019.
In Dustlik Joint Military Exercise 45 Soldiers each from Uzbekistan and Indian Army are participating which is aimed at promoting positive relations between both the armies. The Indian Army contingent comprises of troops from an Infantry Battalion from the Garhwal Rifles Regiment.
The 14 days long joint exercise would focus on joint counter-terrorist operations in mountainous and semi-urban scenario under UN mandate and will include field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures, demonstrations and culminate with a validation exercise. Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats, while learning to exploit new generation equipment and technology for conducting joint operations.
The bonhomie, espirit-de-corps and goodwill generated during the exercise will go a long way in further strengthening the bonds between both armies by enabling understanding of each other’s organisation and methodology of conducting various operations.
Notably, The Indo-Uzbekistan joint military exercise is a military training program that involves the armed forces of India and Uzbekistan. The exercise is aimed at improving military cooperation, sharing knowledge and experience, and strengthening the defense capabilities of both nations.
The Dustlik joint military exercise is an important component of the defense and strategic partnership between India and Uzbekistan. These exercises typically involve the participation of soldiers from both nations, and they take place on a regular basis in both countries.
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