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International Army Games 2018 declared open

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Press Trust of India New Delhi
The International Army Games 2018 at Patriot Park in Moscow region was declared open by Russian Defence Minister Sergei Shoigu, an Army official said.
Indian teams are taking part in two major competitions-- Tank Biathlon event at Alabino ranges, Moscow region and Elbrus Ring competition in Caucasus mountains--the official said.
The games are being held from July 28to August 11 at 24 training grounds in seven countries namely Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Kazakhstan, China and Russia.
It is for the first time that Armenia and Iran are

co-hosting events of the Army Games.
The opening ceremony was attended by about seven defence ministers and a number of delegations led by Chiefs of Staff yesterday, the official said.
Indian Ambassador to Russia,Pankaj Saran along with Indian attaches attended the ceremony.

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First Published: Jul 30 2018 | 12:55 AM IST

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