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Defence deal


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Three pacts on cooperation in security ties were signed between India and Uzbekistan.

Key data’s:

  • India and Uzbekistan have inked three pacts on defence after a meeting between the defence ministers of the two countries.
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh who is in Tashkent, attending Council of Heads and Governments (CHGs) of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO).
  • This was the first visit by an Indian defence minister to Uzbekistan in about 15 years.
  • In September 2018, the then defence minister of Uzbekistan visit India and since then the enhanced level of defence engagement between India and Uzbekistan were satisfactory between two countries.
  • This enhanced level of engagement is reflected in the
    • First-ever meeting of the JWG on defence cooperation in February 2019,
    • Visit of defence secretary of India in March 2019 and
    • The first-ever Defence-Industry Workshop organised in Tashkent in September 2019.
  • The first-ever video-link between College of Defence Management, Telangana, and Armed Forces Academy of Uzbekistan in Tashkent were exchanged.
  • This would be based on higher level of mutual trust and respect between the two countries and on their shared views and approaches on a range of regional and international issues, including promoting regional stability and security and combatting extremism and terrorism

Agreements signed:

  • India-Uzbekistan signed three MoUs in the field of Military Medicine and Military Education to further strengthen the Defence cooperation between both the countries.
  • These three MoU’s are a byproduct of interactions emanating from the MoU on Military Education signed between the two countries in October 2018
  • One of the agreements was signed in the field of Military Medicine.
  • MoU were signed for the training and capacity building between institutes of higher military learning of the two countries.

In future:

In the coming days of this meeting, the discussions will further enhance their exchanges in this defence sector.

Dustlik 2019:

  • The exercise is the first ever India-Uzbekistan joint exercise, will be conducted from November 4-13, 2019 in Tashkent.
  • Focused area: Counter-terrorism.
  • The Indian Army contingent will train along with Uzbekistan Army through sharing of best practices and experiences.
  • The exercise will lead to greater operational effectiveness.


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