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India-UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’

Issue 6 - 2023

1st edition of the India-UAE Joint Military Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ was held from January 1-15, 2024. The UAE contingent was represented by troops from the Zayed First Brigade. The Indian Army contingent comprising 45 personnel was mainly by a Battalion from the Mechanised Infantry Regiment.

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

Drills rehearsed during Exercise ‘DESERT CYCLONE’ included Establishment of a Joint Surveillance Centre, Cordon and Search Operation, Domination of Built-Up Area and Heliborne Operations. The Exercise fostered collaborative partnership and help in sharing best practices between the two sides.