IMPHAL, May 14 : The 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 August 17.
The event will witness participation of the Mechanised Infantry Scout Teams of eight countries including Russia, who is the founding member of this format of International Army Games, said a press statement of PIB (DW).
The Russian Delegation, Senior Military and Diplomatic dignitaries from participating countries visited Jaisalmer Military Station today.
The delegates were shown and briefed on the special training facilities created at Jaisalmer and Pokhran, it said adding that the visiting team was impressed with the overall arrangements and complemented 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 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.
It will test the overall skills of Mechanised Infantry Scouts in simulated battle field 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 sharing of best practices as well as develop military and technical cooperation between participating nations, it stated.
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.