India to host part of International army games for first time in August

TIL Desk/National/New Delhi/ In a first, India will host a part of an international military sports event in Rajasthan’s Jaisalmer over nine days in August, in a bid to promote bonhomie among the participating countries, senior officials of Army said Tuesday. It is also for the first time that an Indian team will participate in this competition, they said.

International Army Games, organised by the Ministry of Defense of the Russian Federation, have been taking place since 2015. Nearly 32 countries participate in the event.

In 2019, it is proposed that the International Army Games will have 32 disciplines to be hosted by 10 countries — Russia, India, China, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Belarus, Iran, Mongolia, Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan, they said.

India will host the fifth Army International Scout Masters Competition as part of the games, an official said. The India leg of the event is being held at the culturally rich golden city of Jaisalmer, nestled in the Thar desert.

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