Exercise Dustlik 2022: A platoon of Indian Army’s Grenadiers Regiment has left for Yangiarik in central Asian country Uzbekistan to participate in the 3rd edition of joint training exercise between Indian and Uzbekistan armies, Exercise Dustlik 2022 that is being conducted at Yangiarik, Uzbekistan from March 22 to 31 this year, said the ministry of defence.
Uzbekistan Army contingent is represented by troops of the North Western Military District. The last edition of Dsutlik military exercise was conducted in Ranikhet (Uttarakhand) in March 2021.
“The exercise aims at enhancing understanding, cooperation and interoperability between two armies. The exercise will culminate in a 24 hour long validation exercise which will be a test bed for the soldiers of both armies as they would be undergoing the challenges of simulated operations in such scenarios,” said the MoD.
The Grenadiers battalion nominated for the exercise is one of the highly decorated battalions of Indian Army and has the unique distinction of participating in almost all the Pre and Post Independence Operations.
The unit has been awarded eight Pre-Independence Battle Honours. Post Independence, it has earned theatre honour ‘Rajasthan’ in 1965 war and battle honour ‘Jarpal’ in 1971 war.