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India, Russia to hold bilateral Mechanized Infantry war games
By TOG News Service
May 15, 2019

TOG NEWS SERVICE, NEW DELHI, MAY 15, 2019: THE International Army Scout Masters Competition as a part of International Army Games would be organized under the aegis of Konark Corps at Jaisalmer between July 24 to August 17, 2019. The event would witness participation from the Mechanised Infantry Scout Teams of eight countries including Russia, which is the founding member of this format of International Army Games. The International Army Scout Masters Competition would be conducted in five stages, which would test the overall skills of Mechanised Infantry Scouts in simulated battle field scenarios. The combat skills would be adjudicated by a panel of international judges and referees.

The Russian Delegation, Senior Military and Diplomatic dignitaries from participating countries visited Jaisalmer Military Station on May 14-15, 2019. 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. The head of the Russian delegation Lieutenant General Budyshkin Albert Alienvich expressed confidence that India would provide the right opportunity for all teams to excel and bring long term tangible benefits to International Military Cooperation.

The competition would showcase combat training and promote camaraderie amongst the contestants, facilitate sharing of best practices as well as develop military and technical cooperation between participating nations. India would 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 would participate in this competition