Exercise Dustlik-2024


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The Indian Army contingent departed recently for the 5th edition of India- Uzbekistan joint military Exercise DUSTLIK.

About Exercise Dustlik:

  • It is an annual joint military exercise between the Indian Army and the Uzbekistan Army.
  • It is conducted alternately in India and Uzbekistan.
  • The first edition of the exercise was held in Uzbekistan in November 2019.
  • The last edition was conducted in Pithoragarh in February 2023.
  • Dustlik-2024:
    • It is the fifth edition of the joint exercise. 
    • The exercise will be conducted at Termez in Uzbekistan.
    • The Indian Armed Forces contingent, comprising 60 personnel, is being represented by 45 personnel from the Indian Army, primarily from a battalion of the JAT Regiment, and 15 personnel from the Indian Air Force.
    • The Uzbekistan contingent, comprising approximately 100 personnel, from the Uzbekistan Army and Air Force, will be represented by personnel from Southern Operational Command, part of the South-West Military District.
    • The aim of Exercise DUSTLIK is to foster military cooperation and enhance combined capabilities to execute joint operations in mountainous as well as semi urban terrain.
    • It would focus on a high degree of physical fitness, joint planning, joint tactical drills, and the basics of special arms skills.
    • The complexity of this edition of Exercise DUSTLIK has been enhanced with the conduct of multi domain operations, as the contingent comprises personnel from combat support arms and services besides infantry.

Q1: Which all countries border Uzbekistan?

It is surrounded by five countries: Kazakhstan to the north, Kyrgyzstan to the northeast, Tajikistan to the southeast, Afghanistan to the south, and Turkmenistan to the southwest, making it one of only two doubly landlocked countries on Earth, the other being Liechtenstein.

Source: Indian Army Contingent Departs For India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK