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Exercise DUSTLIK 2024

Exercise DUSTLIK:

The Indian Army contingent departed for the 5th edition of India-Uzbekistan joint military Exercise DUSTLIK, scheduled from 15th to 28th April 2024 in Termez, Uzbekistan.

  • Exercise DUSTLIK is a yearly event alternately conducted in India and Uzbekistan.
  • The exercise aims to foster military cooperation, enhance combined capabilities, focus on joint operations in mountainous and semi-urban terrain, develop interoperability, and enhance bilateral relations.
  • This edition of Exercise DUSTLIK involves personnel from combat support arms and services, including two Women Officers.
  • The first-ever exercise “Dustlik” between India and Uzbekistan was in 2019 which focused on counter-terrorism.