Recently, the second edition of India-Uzbekistan joint military exercise “Dustlik-2” started in Chaubatia, Uttarakhand.

Aim :

Counter Insurgency (CI) and Counter Terrorism (CT) operations in mountainous, rural and urban scenarios under the United Nations (UN) mandate.

First Edition:

  • Took place in Tashkent, Uzbekistan in November 2019.
  • 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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