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Firing competition held among Army, BSF and ITBP personnel

Lt General NS Raja Subramani, Chief of Staff (COS), Northern Command, congratulated all the participants.

Statesman News Service | Jammu |

In an initiative towards overall capacity enhancement and achieving operational synergy between the Army and the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF), the Army undertook a three-day long integrated small arms firing competition among Army, BSF and ITBP spread over three days.

The event, which was conducted from December 5 to 7 December at BSF Small Arms Firing Range, Juganoo, Udhampur, witnessed active participation from Indian Army, BSF and ITBP. The competition was designed to meet the contemporary operational requirement which includes firing of various small arms to test speedy engagement and precision shooting.

The competition culminated with a prize distribution ceremony, wherein Lt General NS Raja Subramani, Chief of Staff (COS), Northern Command, congratulated all the participants and conducting staff for their effort bonhomie. Major General MP Singh, GOC, Dah Division, Brigadier Vikrant Nayyar, DIG, Operations, Jammu Frontier, Brigadier Ananjai Singh, Commander 87 Infantry Brigade, Varinder Datta, Commandant STC, Udhampur and Fateh Singh Gajraj, Deputy Commandant, ITBP, also attended the event to represent the respective services and showcasing the synergy at highest level.

The COS complimented all ranks of Army, BSF and ITBP for their exceptional standards of firing and high levels of training. He exhorted upon all personnel to be prepared for an integrated battle in the future.

The interoperability between Army and CAPF is of utmost importance owing to highly sensitive and intense operations in Northern Command. The disposition of Army and CAPFs in Northern Command will necessitate an integrated battle in future operations.

As a first step towards joint cooperation and training, the Army and CAPF Integration Small Arms Firing Competition was conceptualised. The construct of the competition has been designed to meet the contemporary operational requirement which includes firing of various small arms to test speedy engagement and precision shooting.