Indian and Uzbekistan armies conduct Dustlik – 2023 exercise in Pithoragarh

Team India Sentinels Monday 20th of February 2023 01:29 PM

Exercise Dustlik is being held in Pithoragarh (PC: Indian Army) 

New Delhi: Indian Army and Uzbekistan Army have commenced their joint exercise Dustlik – 2023 at Foreign Training Node in Pithoragarh of Uttarakhand.

This is the fourth edition of bilateral exercise. It was first held in Uzbekistan in 2019.

45 Soldiers each from Uzbekistan and Indian Army are participating in this exercise which is aimed at promoting positive relations between both the armies.

The Indian Army contingent comprises of troops from an Infantry Battalion from the Garhwal Rifles Regiment.

The 14 days long joint exercise would focus on joint counter-terrorist operations in mountainous and semi-urban scenario under UN mandate and will include field training exercises, combat discussions, lectures, demonstrations and culminate with a validation exercise.

Both sides will jointly train, plan and execute a series of tactical drills for neutralisation of likely threats, while learning to exploit new generation equipment and technology for conducting joint operations.

Due emphasis is being laid on increasing interoperability between forces.

The bonhomie, espirit-de-corps and goodwill generated during the exercise will go a long way in further strengthening the bonds between both armies by enabling understanding of each other’s organisation and methodology of conducting various operations.



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