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Exercise Dustlik-2

  • 10 Mar 2021
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Recently, the second edition of India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise "Dustlik-2" started in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

Key Points

  • Aim of the Exercise:
    • Counter Insurgency (CI) and Counter Terrorism (CT) operations in mountainous, rural and urban scenarios under the United Nations (UN) mandate.
  • About the First Edition:
    • Took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in November 2019.
  • Significance:
    • Uzbekistan is important to India for security and connectivity to the Central Asian region and also Iran, it is also one alternative India has with respect to Afghanistan.
      • Security concerns stemming from the conflict in Afghanistan is one of the major challenges for India’s involvement in Central Asia.
Joint Military Exercises of India with Other Countries
Name of Exercise Country
Garuda Shakti Indonesia
Ekuverin Maldives
Hand-in-Hand China
Bold Kurukshetra Singapore
Mitra Shakti Sri Lanka
Nomadic Elephant Mongolia
Shakti France
Surya Kiran Nepal
Yudh Abhyas USA


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