Guwahati News Desk: A 101-member contingent of the Indian Army are said to participate in the International Army Games 2021.
Through a statement on Monday, the Army has stated, “The Army contingent has been selected out of the best from various arms after three levels of screening. Participation in these annual games is a reflection of the level of professionalism of the Indian Army amongst the world Armies.”
The Ministry of Defence has officially confirmed that the International Army Games 2021, is scheduled to be held in Russia from 22nd August to 4th September.
Meanwhile, it has been learned that the Indian contingent will be participating in the Army Scout Masters competition, Elbrus Ring, Polar Star, Sniper Frontier, and Safe Route games showcasing various drills in high-altitude area terrain, combat engineering skills, operations in snow, sniper actions in obstacle-ridden terrain in the various competitions.
The Press Information Bureau press release stated, “The contingent will also contribute two observers (one each) for the Open Water and Falcon Hunting games in which Pontoon Bridge laying and UAV crew skills will be showcased by the participating teams.”
Moreover, the main aim of organizing the International Army Games is to promote military to military cooperation while building upon the best practices of participating nations.
Regarding the International Army Games, it is an annual Russian military sports event organized by the Ministry of Defense of Russia (MoD). The event is also known as the ‘War Olympics’. It was first organized in August 2015 and the event witnessed close to 30 countries taking part in dozens of competitions over two weeks to prove which is the most skilled. Meanwhile, this will be the seventh edition of the event as well.
Furthermore, it was India, who stood first amongst the eight countries that had participated in the Army Scouts Master Competition 2019, held at Jaisalmer.