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UN peacekeeping training to Myanmar forces could be held in Belagavi

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The Myanmar Times reports that

As part of training exchange program, the Indian Army has committed to send two Mobile Training Teams to train personnel of the Myanmar Army every year, for a total of five years. Towards this end, the UN Peacekeeping Course, a training cooperation between the Indian Armed Forces and Myanmar Armed Forces commenced Thursday at Nay Pyi Taw.

The exercises will either be conducted in Pune or in Belagavi in the coming months. The location is yet to be finalised,” the officer said. The exercises will provide an opportunity to foster jointmanship and interoperability between the defence forces of the countries, the army officer added, but the paper did not mention the name of the officer.

According to the Ministry of External Affairs press release, the program aims at training officers as well as troops in various UN peacekeeping roles and tasks. Two such programs have been conducted earlier by the Indian Army for the Myanmar armed forces.

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