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Jaisalmer gets ready to hold International Army Scouts Competition 2019

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International Army Scout Masters Competition as a part of International Army Games will be organised under the aegis of Corps at from July 24 to 17 August 17, said Defence on Tuesday.

"The International Army Scout Masters Competition will witness the participation of the 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 and other participating countries to the 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 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 for the competition," he added.

The of the Russian delegation expressed confidence that 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 Aman Anand, which will test the overall skills of 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. 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.

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First Published: Tue, May 14 2019. 21:08 IST
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