Jaisalmer, Aug 15: Indian Army team on Thursday comprehensively won the 5th International Army Scout Masters Competition held at Jaisalmer Military Station under Konark Corps.
The competition was kicked off from August 6 and concluded on Wednesday.
Besides India, teams from Armenia, Belarus, China, Kazakhstan, Russia, Sudan and Uzbekistan participated in the event.
The Indian Army participated in the competition for the first time.
“The team trained hard for the last 10 months in extreme weather and desert conditions of the Thar Desert,” Rajasthan-based Defence PRO Col Sombit Ghosh said.
The Indian Army Team was selected and trained under the aegis of Southern Command.
Col Ghosh added that the world class infrastructure was created at Jaisalmer Military Station to conduct this prestigious event.
These included a challenging obstacle course for the Infantry Combat Vehicles spread over a distance of 6.7 kilometers with 15 obstacles and another tough obstacle course for the Scout Masters teams with 22 obstacles laid over a distance of 1.3 Kilometers.
The smooth and efficient conduct of the event drew appreciation from all the participating teams and international panel of Judges including the co-host, Russia.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh will be the Chief Guest at the Closing Ceremony in Jaisalmer Military Station on Friday, which will be attended by Army Chief General Bipin Rawat, Southern Command General Officer Commanding in Chief Lieutenant General SK Saini and officials from participating nations and members of the International Organising Committee. (UNI)