Newly launched training node set to host its 1st joint exercise between India-Bangladesh
The Indian Army has launched first of its kind independent and fully integrated Joint Training Node for Foreign Armies in Umroi, Public Relation Officer (Defence) Guwahati/Shillong, Suneet Newton, said. The Joint training Node is ready to host the Bangladesh Army for the first ever joint exercise and exercises with Myanmar and Chinese Armies are planned for next year.
The JTN is the first of its kind in eastern command and is different from other joint training centres in Belgaum, Varangte and Bakloh, an Army official said.
“The concept was envisaged keeping in mind the conducive weather terrain offering optimal training environment, and has been developed at par with training centres of leading armies of the world.
The India-Bangladesh Joint Training Exercise will send a strong signal to the world that both India and Bangladesh understand the emerging threat of transnational terrorism and stand shoulder to shoulder united in countering this menace.
The project was envisaged in Umroi keeping its proximity to Guwahati and Umroi Airport and was completed in record time of one year from scratch to being made operationally compliant for hosting “Exercise Milap” a multi nation joint training exercise with the Bangladesh Army by Red Horn Division under the aegis of the Gajraj Corps.
The Indian Army has other joint training centres in Belgaum, Varangte and Bakloh but Umroi i
s Eastern Command’s first of its kind independent & fully .
The Joint Training Node comprises best in class training facilities to include upcoming obstacle training course, Jungle lane shooting range and world class infrastructure comprising fully computerized and network enabled Computer Warfare Centre and top of line accommodation facilities for foreign armies.