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Facts for Prelims (FFP)


Source: PIB

 Context: The India-UAE Joint Military Exercise, named ‘DESERT CYCLONE,’ has commenced in Mahajan, Rajasthan, and is scheduled from 2nd to 15th January 2024.


India has also been a regular participant at the biennial International Defence Exhibition (IDEX) in Abu Dhabi.


Exercise NameObjectives
DESERT CYCLONEEnhance interoperability in Sub-conventional Operations
DESERT FLAGJoint air exercises and training
Zayed TalwarThe bilateral naval exercise ‘Zayed Talwar’ aims to enhance the interoperability and synergy between the Indian Navy and UAE Navy.
INDE-UAE BILATERAL EXERCISEFocus on counter-terrorism and strategic cooperation