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NewsIndia-Uzbekistan Friendship Strengthens Military Cooperation

India-Uzbekistan Friendship Strengthens Military Cooperation

During his visit, General Pande paid homage to the legacy of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, by laying a wreath at his monument in Tashkent.

In a significant stride towards bolstering bilateral military ties between India and Uzbekistan, General Manoj Pande, Chief of the Army Staff (COAS), engaged in a series of high-level discussions and visits aimed at enhancing military cooperation and fostering enduring camaraderie between the armed forces of both nations.

The distinguished visit commenced with General Pande’s fruitful interactions with Major General Khalmukhamedov Shukhrat Gayratjanovich, First Deputy Minister of Defence and Chief of the General Staff (CGS) of the Uzbekistan Armed Forces.

Together, they deliberated on various avenues to strengthen military cooperation, emphasizing mutual interests and shared objectives in enhancing regional security and stability.


Subsequently, General Pande held discussions with Major General Burkhanov Ahmed Jamalovich, Deputy Minister and Chief of Air & Air Defence Forces of Uzbekistan.

Their dialogue focused on exploring strategic initiatives to deepen the existing defence relations between the Indian and Uzbekistani armed forces, including joint training exercises and technology exchanges.


Continuing his itinerary, General Pande embarked on a cultural and historical immersion, visiting the Armed Forces Museum in Tashkent.

The museum, renowned for its comprehensive collection of military exhibits spanning different epochs of Uzbekistan’s rich history, provided General Pande with invaluable insights into the nation’s military heritage and achievements.

During his visit, General Pande paid homage to the legacy of Late Shri Lal Bahadur Shastri, the second Prime Minister of India, by laying a wreath at his monument in Tashkent.


This gesture symbolized India’s enduring reverence for its visionary leaders and served as a poignant reminder of the deep-rooted historical ties between the two nations.

Accompanied by the CGS, General Pande also made a poignant stop at Victory Park in Tashkent, a solemn memorial commemorating Uzbekistan’s contributions and sacrifices during the Second World War.

The visit underscored the shared sacrifices and enduring solidarity between India and Uzbekistan in upholding peace and freedom.


In a bid to explore avenues for technological collaboration and modernization, General Pande visited the Centre for Innovative Technologies LLC, a leading research institution dedicated to advancing technological innovation in Uzbekistan’s military-industrial complex.

Here, he engaged with the directors of Defence Industrial Agencies, discussing opportunities for synergy and collaboration in defense research and development.

General Manoj Pande’s visit to Uzbekistan exemplified the deepening partnership between India and Uzbekistan in the realm of defense cooperation. His engagements underscored the shared commitment of both nations to fostering enduring friendship and cooperation, grounded in mutual respect, trust, and strategic collaboration.

Pratham Gurung
Pratham Gurung
An avid movie buff who aspires to make it into the armed forces. Always had a knack for words so reading and writing are my favourite hobbies. Can debate on anything but not everything.

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