The first ever Uzbekistan-India joint military exercise - Dustlik-2019 began today at Chirchiq Training Area near Tashkent. Defence Minister Bakhodir Kurbanov and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh presided over the Curtain Raiser of the military drill yesterday.
The drill, which will focus on counter-terrorism, will continue till November 13 and will enable sharing of best practices and experiences between the Armed Forces of the two countries and will lead to greater operational effectiveness.
Uzbekistan and India have signed three Memoranda of Understanding in the fields of Military Medicine and Military Education. The MoUs were signed following a meeting between Defence Minister Bakhodir Kurbanov and his Indian counterpart Rajnath Singh in Tashkent on Saturday.