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India, Uzbekistan sign three defence MoUs

  • Category
    India & world
  • Published
    12th Nov, 2019

India and Uzbekistan signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in military medicine and military education.

Context

India and Uzbekistan signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in military medicine and military education.

About

  • India and Uzbekistan signed three memorandums of understanding (MoU) to enhance cooperation in military medicine and military education during the visit of Defence Minister Rajnath Singh.
  • Singh and his Uzbekistan counterpart jointly presided over the curtain raiser of the first India-Uzbekistan Joint Exercise, “Dustlik 2019”.
  • The bilateral exercise will be conducted from November 4 to 13 at Chirchiq Training Area near Tashkent and will be focused on counter-terrorism, in which “the two countries share a common concern”.
  • India has offered a concessional line of credit of $40 million for procurement of goods and services by Uzbekistan from India.
  • The MoUs were signed on direct exchanges related to training, capacity building and education between the armed forces of both sides. The direct exchanges related to training, capacity building and education between the armed forces on both sides has also witnessed a significant upswing.

Significance

  • Delhi looks to fully realise its strategic partnerships in the region where China has made inroads taking advantage of its geographical contiguity. In this context the strategic relations is going to be favorable for both the countries.
  • Delhi and Tashkent also agreed to promote peaceful use of nuclear energy and outer space as India eyes uranium supply from Uzbekistan. The two sides with high stakes in Uzbekistan also agreed to have regular dialogue in stabilising the landlocked country.
  • For a safe and secure regional environment for development and prosperity, Delhi and Tashkent agreed to cooperate in addressing threats and challenges to national as well as regional security.
  • The two sides agreed to strengthen cooperation between the law enforcement agencies and special services of the two countries, including under the framework of the Uzbekistan-India Joint Working Group on Counter-Terrorism.
  • India and Uzbekistan set an annual bilateral trade target of $1 billion to be achieved within two years and such MoUs will help in increased cooperation towards that goal.

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