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Government of India
Ministry of Defence
14-August-2019 19:19 IST
Indian Army Team Continues to Lead in 5th Army International Scout Masters Competition 2019 at Jaisalmer

Indian Army team has continued its outstanding performance and has come first amongst eight teams in Stage IV of the ongoing International Army Scout Masters Competition being held at Jaisalmer Military Station under aegis of Southern Command of Indian Army. Stage IV of the competition primarily included Timed Reflex Shooting, Breaching of the Mine Field and checking of Close Quarter Battle capability of all the teams under simulated battle field conditions.

 

After Stage IV Indian Army has taken a comfortable lead in the competition while the team from Uzbekistan is running second followed by the teams of Russia, Belarus, Kazakhstan and China keenly competing for the third to sixth position.  Stage V of the competition is presently underway which shall conclude on 16 August 2019 with a grand Closing Ceremony at Jaisalmer Military Station.  Indian Army is participating in the competition for the first time as hosts and their stupendous performance is a true reflection of their highest standards of physical fitness, training and professionalism.

 

The Army International Scout Masters Competition consisted of five grueling stages which included Infiltration and Ambush Exercise, Scout Specialist Course, Scout Trail Obstacle Course, Small Arms Firing and Exfiltration and Flotation Exercise. The Army international Scout Master Competition has put to test skill sets, professionalism and competence of all the participating teams over a nine day period.

                     

Col Aman Anand

PRO (Army)