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5th edition of India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK 2024

The 5th edition of India-Uzbekistan joint military Exercise DUSTLIK 2024 will be held in Termez, Uzbekistan from 15th to 28th April 2024.

Exercise DUSTLIK is a yearly event conducted alternatively in India and Uzbekistan. Last edition was conducted at Pithoragarh (India) in February 2023.

India-Uzbekistan Joint Military Exercise DUSTLIK 2024

India-Uzbekistan Exercise DUSTLIK 2024

The Indian Armed Forces contingent comprising 60 personnel in Exercise DUSTLIK 2024 is being represented by 45 personnel from the Indian Army, majorly from a Battalion of the JAT Regiment, and 15 personnel from the Indian Air Force.

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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 South-West Military District.

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The complexity of this edition of Exercise DUSTLIK has been enhanced with conduct of multi domain operations as the contingent comprises personnel from combat support arms and services besides Infantry. Two Women Officers also form part of the IA contingent, including one from the Regiment of Artillery and the second from the Army Medical Corps.


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 basics of special arms skills.

India-Uzbekistan military exercise ‘DUSTLIK’ will enable the two sides to share their best practices in Tactics, Techniques and Procedures of conducting joint operations.

The joint military exercise DUSTLIK will facilitate developing inter-operability, bonhomie and camaraderie between soldiers of both the countries. This will also enhance the level of defence cooperation, further fostering bilateral relations between the two friendly nations.

Static Current Affairs related to Uzbekistan for upcoming exams

  • Capital city: Tashkent
  • Largest city: Tashkent
  • Official languages: Uzbek
  • Recognised regional languages: Karakalpak
  • President: Shavkat Mirziyoyev
  • Prime Minister: Abdulla Aripov
  • Total Population 2024 estimate: 36,799,000 (40th)
  • Currency: Uzbek sum (UZS)

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