The atmosphere at Jaisalmer Military Station is buzzing with with a competitive fever, zeal and enthusiasm currently as six Army teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia and Uzbekistan arrived at Jaisalmer to participate in the 5th edition of Army Scout Masters Competition 2019. The competition is scheduled to commence from August 5 under the aegis of Head Quarters Southern Command of Indian Army.
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 host 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 6 August at Jaisalmer and its neighbouring areas.
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.