India will host a part of an International Military Sports Event, for the first time, in Jaisalmer district of Rajasthan. Over nine long days in the month of August the event is scheduled to take place, amid to promote bonhomie among the participating nations, informs a senior Army official. It’s for the first time that any Indian team will participate in the competition, claims Army sources.  

The Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation has been organizing the International Army Games since 2015 and over 32 nations are participating in the event.

It is also proposed that the International Army Games this year will have 32 disciplines to be hosted by 10 different nations – India, Russia, Armenia, China, Azerbaijan, Iran, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Monogolia, and Kazakhstan, it added.

A senior Army official announced that India to host the 5th Army International Scout Masters Competition as a part of this game.

India leg of the event is held at Jaisalmer, which is a culturally rich city, nestled in the Thar Desert.

A spokesman of the Defence Ministry, Colonel Aman Anand claims that “a total of eight countries – Russia, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Zimbabwe, Armenia, Belarus, China, and India – will participate in this leg. The competition is being held in India for the first time under the aegis of the Indian Army and being organized by the Konark Corps at Jaisalmer military station.”

Army Games have been a platform for the participating countries to interconnect and promote bonhomie. Army Scout Masters Competition will start from August 6 and end on August 14, said the official.

A Russian delegation, diplomatic dignitaries, and senior military personnel from participation nations will visit Jaisalmer Military Station on May 14 and May 15. The representatives were displayed and briefed on the special training facilities, which is set up at Pokhran and Jaisalmer, reports Col. Anand.

Officials claims that the object of this competition is to strengthen international military-to-military cooperation, develop competitive spirit, assist each other in best practices, and display combat potential and features of modern equipment and weapons.

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