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India-UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’ underway in Rajasthan

IndiaIndia-UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’ underway in Rajasthan

The Joint Military Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’, between India and UAE is currently underway in Rajasthan. The exercise aims to enhance interoperability by learning and sharing best practices in operations.

Earlier on January 2, the two-week-long India-UAE joint military exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’ commenced in Rajasthan, with 45 personnel representing each of the forces.

The UAE Land Forces contingent arrived to participate in the 1st edition of the India-UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘Desert Cyclone’, as per the Ministry of Defence.

The exercise that will run till January 15 is happening in Mahajan, Rajasthan

The UAE contingent is being represented by troops from the Zayed First Brigade, while The Indian Army contingent comprising 45 personnel is being represented mainly by a battalion from the Mechanised Infantry Regiment.

The exercise aims to enhance interoperability in sub-conventional operations including fighting in built-up areas (FIBUA) in desert or semi-desert terrain, under Chapter VII of the United Nations Charter on Peacekeeping Operations. Its objective is to bolster cooperation and interoperability between the two sides, particularly in peacekeeping missions.

The scheduled drills during ‘Desert Cyclone’ involve setting up a Joint Surveillance Centre, conducting Cordon and Search Operations, mastering Built-Up Area Domination, and practicing Heliborne Operations. Additionally, the exercise serves to foster a collaborative partnership and facilitate the exchange of best practices between both forces.

This exercise signifies further strengthening of bonds of friendship and trust between India and the UAE. The exercise also aims to achieve shared security objectives and foster bilateral relations between two friendly nations.

(With inputs from ANI)

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