International teams reach Jaisalmer for 5th Army Scout Masters Competition 2019

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Jaisalmer (Rajasthan), India, July 27, 2019 : Six Army teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan arrived at Jaisalmer, India on 26 July 2019 and two more teams of Sudan & Zimbabwe are likely to reach by 01 August 2019 alongwith their vehicles and equipment to participate in the fifth edition of Army Scout Masters Competition 2019 scheduled to commence from 05 August 2019 under the aegis of Head Quarters Southern Command of Indian Army.

The previous four editions of the competition were held at Russia and it is a matter of great pride and honour for India to organise this event on behalf of the International Organising Committee. The teams comprising of  delegates, interpreters and participants were welcomed by the representatives of the Battle Axe Division at Jaisalmer.

The Indian Army being hosts have got an opportunity to showcase their professionalism and competence by participating in the competition for the first time. The teams upon arrival have started their acclimatisation, familiarisation with terrain and equipment besides carrying out practices for the various stages of the competition.

The competition will comprise of five stages wherein Navigation Skills, Endurance, Marksmanship and Team spirit will be evaluated by a panel of International judges, arbitrators and referees over a period of nine days commencing 06 August 2019 at Jaisalmer and its neighboring areas. The atmosphere at Jaisalmer Military Station is enthralled with a competitive fever, zeal and enthusiasm displayed by all the teams and their trainers.

The aim of the International Army Games is to foster military co-operation between the participating nations, develop trust between the armies for the sake of establishing a peaceful society, improving professional training and sharing of best practices being followed by participating nations.

The Opening Ceremony of the event will be held at Jaisalmer concurrent to a grand ceremony at Moscow on 05 August 2019, which will be attended by the Members of the International Organising Committee, representatives of
participating nations, Defence Attaches of participating nations, important dignitaries of the Republic of India and other delegates.