Describing terrorism as a global problem, Defense Minister Rajnath Singh said that while pointing to Pakistan, he called for the isolation of countries that adopt terrorism as a state policy. Singh said defense cooperation is important in bilateral relations between India and Uzbekistan. Rajnath Singh said this in the ‘Curtain Razor’ of the India-Uzbekistan Joint Exercise Dustalik 2019 for the first time in Tashkent. The exercise will run from November 4 to 13. The Ministry of Defense stated that a contingent of the Indian Army would receive training with the Uzbekistan Army in this exercise. This exercise will share best practice and experience between the two forces.
Rajnath Singh said this in the ‘Curtain Razor’ of the India-Uzbekistan Joint Exercise Dustalik 2019 for the first time in Tashkent.
Without naming Pakistan, Singh said that terrorism is a global problem. There have been instances where some countries have adopted terrorism as their state policy. It is time to condemn such countries and isolate them. After the Uri terror attack, India is trying to isolate Pakistan diplomatically on the issue of cross-border terrorism. Singh on Saturday, while addressing the 18th meeting of the Heads of Government of Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), asked member states to strengthen all existing international laws and mechanisms to deal with terrorism and its supporters and enforce them without exception or double standards. Was called to do.
Pakistan is also a member of the SCO. Singh met with his Uzbekistan counterpart Major General Bakhodir Nizamovich Kurbanov to discuss ways to enhance defense relations. Three MoUs were signed between the two countries, one on military cooperation. Singh expressed confidence that Dustlik 2019 is an example of increased defense cooperation between India and Uzbekistan that the soldiers of the two countries will stand shoulder to shoulder in times of need. He assured the Government of Uzbekistan that the Indian Armed Forces would provide all possible assistance to their Uzbekistan counterparts for modernization and capacity building. He also promised full support to Uzbekistan in military medicine by India. He said that the signing of the MoU after his bilateral meeting with the Defense Minister of Uzbekistan is a step in this direction.