The inaugural Indo-Uzbekistan Joint Field Training Exercise (FTX)-2019, Exercise Dustlik-2019, concluded on 13 November after 10 days of joint training with the Uzbekistan Army. The exercise took place in Uzbekistan.
In the joint exercise, which began on 4 November, training was focused on counter insurgency and counter terrorism operations in the urban scenario as well as sharing of expertise on skills at arms, both combat shooting and experiences in counter insurgency and counter terrorism.
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After intense military training, the joint exercise concluded with both Armies exhibiting their combat power and dominance over the extremist groups. The closing ceremony showcased the unique talent and traditional touch of both nations. It was conducted at the Chirchiq Training Area, Uzbekistan. Senior officials expressed great satisfaction with the high standards achieved in the exercise.
The exercise also provided an opportunity to both armies for better cultural understanding, experience sharing and strengthening mutual trust and cooperation.
The next edition of the Joint Field Training Exercise Dustlik will be conducted in India in 2020.
Another joint military exercise between the Indian and French Armies, Exercise Shakti-2019, also ended on 13 November.
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