In the film, he is sent by Noah Vosen to Tangier to eliminate Neil Daniels. Jason Bourne, with the aid of Nicky Parsons, attempts to interfere and as such become his next targets. Sadly, Daniels was killed in the planned car bombing by Desh. Soon after that, Desh follows Parsons through the Morocco market, with intentions of killing her. However, Bourne is able to locate and engage him in hand-to-hand combat, ultimately suffocating him until he was unconscious with a towel. He is also reffered to in the special edition dvd commentary as a young Bourne and it is hinted that he has gone through the same training as Bourne.