Delegations from Russia and other participating countries to the Jaisalmer military station on Tuesday. Photo/ANI
Delegations from Russia and other participating countries to the Jaisalmer military station on Tuesday. Photo/ANI

Jaisalmer gets ready to hold International Army Scouts Competition 2019

ANI | Updated: May 14, 2019 21:09 IST

New Delhi [India], May 14 (ANI): International Army Scout Masters Competition as a part of International Army Games will be organised under the aegis of Konark Corps at Jaisalmer from July 24 to 17 August 17, said Defence spokesperson Colonel Aman Anand on Tuesday.
"The International Army Scout Masters Competition will witness the participation of the Mechanised Infantry scout teams of eight countries including Russia, which is the founding member of this format of International Army Games," Anand said.
Col Anand also said that there is an ongoing visit by delegations from Russia and other participating countries to the Jaisalmer military station and the visiting officials were impressed by the arrangements at the venue where the competition is to be held.
"The Russian delegation, senior military and diplomatic dignitaries from other participating countries are on a visit to the Jaisalmer Military Station from May 14 to 15. The delegates were shown and briefed on the special training facilities created at Jaisalmer and Pokhran. The visiting team of officials were impressed with the overall arrangements and complimented the Indian organisers for creating the excellent infrastructure for the competition," he added.
The head of the Russian delegation Lieutenant General Budyshkin Albert Alienvich expressed confidence that India will provide the right opportunity for all teams to excel and bring long term tangible benefits to International Military Cooperation.
The International Army Scout Masters Competition will be conducted in five stages according to Colonel Aman Anand, which will test the overall skills of mechanised infantry scouts in simulated battlefield scenarios. The combat skills will be adjudicated by a panel of international judges and referees.
The competition will showcase combat training and promote camaraderie amongst the contestants, facilitate the sharing of practices as well as develop military and technical cooperation between participating nations. India will be conducting the Army Scout Masters Competition for the first time as part of the International Army Games. It is also for the first time that an Indian team will participate in this competition. (ANI)

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