12th India-UAE Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC)

  • 10 Jul 2024

The 12th edition of the Joint Defence Cooperation Committee (JDCC) meeting between India and UAE was held in Abu Dhabi on 9th July 2024, discussing a wide range of opportunities for collaboration to further strengthen defence and security cooperation between the two countries.

Key Points

  • Detailed discussions were held in areas such as training, joint military exercises, defence industrial cooperation, subject matter expert exchange, R&D etc.
  • Both sides deliberated on the regional security situation, including maritime security, and underscored the need to enhance collaboration to tackle the security challenges. Exchanging visits in different domains to benefit from experience and knowledge of each other was also discussed.
  • Mutual exchange of training opportunities in niche areas was also agreed.


  • The India-UAE JDCC was established in 2006.
  • Since 2006, 11 rounds have been held.
  • The 12th meeting provided an opportunity to further augment India’s defence and security relations with the UAE, strengthening the Comprehensive Strategic Partnership between the two countries.