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India-UAE Forge Stronger Defense Ties with Inaugural ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ Military Exercise

45 Personnel Each from UAE and Indian Armed Forces Collaborate in Joint Drill to Enhance Interoperability and Cooperation in Sub-conventional Operations"

India-UAE Bilateral Defence Cooperation has been steadily growing in accordance with other aspects of the bilateral relationship. Over the years there have been regular high-level exchanges at the level of Service Chiefs, functional level exchanges and military education exchanges between the countries. The ships of the Navies of both countries have regularly made port calls to enhance bilateral defence cooperation.

1st edition of the India – UAE joint military exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ signifies further strengthening of bonds of friendship and trust between the two countries. The Exercise aims to achieve shared security objectives and foster bilateral relations between two friendly nations.

India - UAE Joint Military Exercise for Shared Security and Fostering Relationship

45 personnel each from UAE Land Forces from the Zayed First Brigade and  Indian Army from the Mechanised Infantry Regiment is participating in the Joint Military Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ at Rajasthan from 2nd to 15th January 2024. 

The objective of the Exercise is to enhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations including Fighting in the Built-Up Area (FIBUA) in desert/semi-desert terrain under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations. The Exercise will enhance cooperation and interoperability between both sides during Peacekeeping Operations. 

Drills during the exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ includes establishment of a Joint Surveillance Centre, Cordon and Search Operation, domination of Built-Up Area and Heliborne Operations. 

The Exercise will foster collaborative partnership and help in sharing best practices between the two countries.

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