Indian Army In Action – DUSTLIK II Counter Terrorism Exercise with Uzbekistan

Watch Indian and Uzbek troops at their best! Sharing their skills, Protecting borders and defeating terrorism. Second Edition of Joint Exercise Dustlik between Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army scheduled from 10-19 Mar 2021. Dustlik-II will be conducted at the Foreign Training Node, Chaubatia, Ranikhet, India.

Uzbek soldiers contingent comprising 45 personnel arrived on Monday arrived in New Delhi to participate in Dustlik II joint Army exercise.

In the Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll, the RezangLa Battalion 13 Kumaon is representing the Indian Army. The exercise is based on counter-terrorist operations and aims at enhancing military cooperation.

The first-ever India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise – Dustlik-2019 began on Nov 04, 2019, at Chirchiq Training Area near Tashkent.

In the joint exercise which began on 04 November, 2019 training was focused on counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in urban scenario as well as sharing of expertise on skills at arms, both combat shooting and experiences in counter insurgency and counter terrorism. The exercise also provided an opportunity to armies of all nations for greater cultural understanding, sharing experiences and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.

After intense military training, the joint exercise concluded with both Armies exhibiting their combat power and dominance over the extremist groups. The closing ceremony showcased the immense talent with unique traditional touch of both nations. It was conducted at Chirchiq Training Area, Uzbekistan. The senior officials expressed great satisfaction with high standards achieved in the exercise.

The bonhomie, spirit de corps and goodwill generated during the exercise will go a long way in future strengthening the bonds between our armed forces enabling us in understanding each other’s organisation and methodology of conducting various operations.

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