Exercise Dustik 2019

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Context: The inaugural Indo-Uzbekistan Joint Field Training Exercise (FTX)-2019, Exercise DUSTLIK-2019 culminated on 13 November 2019 after 10 days of joint training with Uzbekistan Army. 

Relevance:
Prelims: Current events of national and international importance.
Mains: GS III- 

  • Security challenges and their management in border areas.
  • Various Security forces and agencies and their mandate.

DUSTIK 2019: 

  • The first-ever India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise – Dustlik-2019 began 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 scenarios as well as sharing of expertise on skills at arms, both combat shooting and experiences in counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism.
  •  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 a unique traditional touch of both nations.

Significance:

  •  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 organization and methodology of conducting various operations.
  • The exercise also provided an opportunity to armies of all nations for greater cultural understanding, sharing experiences and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.



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