The joint military exercise between India-Uzbekistan “Dustlik-2” started in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

  • Aim of the Joint Exercise
    • Counter Insurgency and Counter Terrorism operations in mountainous, rural and urban scenarios under the United Nations mandate.
  • First Edition
    • The First Edition of Dustlik held 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.

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Indo-Uzbek Joint Exercise Dustlik-ll