An opening ceremony of the 7th Myanmar-India United Nations Peacekeeping Training Course jointly organized by the Myanmar Tatmadaw and India’s military for the Myanmar Tatmadaw to participate in UN peacekeeping operations was held at the Park Royal Hotel in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Present at the opening ceremony were Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win, high ranking officers from the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services, Nay Pyi Taw Command commander, Indian Ambassador Mr. Saurabh Kumar, Military Attache Col. Ketan Arun Mohiter, training officers from India’s Centre for UN Peacekeeping (CUNPK) and Tatmadaw officers attending the course.
First Vice Senior General Soe Win and Indian Ambassador Mr Saurabh Kumar delivered opening speeches followed with a power point presentation by a training officer from India’s CUNPK on India’s participation in UN Peacekeeping Operations.
Next Vice Senior General and party took a commemorative group photo with ceremony attendees, CUNPK training officers and trainees attending the course and then observed the displayed photo of the course.
The training course is the seventh of its kind to be conducted and from 2016 to 2019 a total of 96 officers and 84 other ranks attended the courses. This course is attended by 30 officers and the course covers history of UN Peacekeeping Force, organization, regulations, works conducted, ethics of UN Peacekeepers, protecting civilians, protecting children, military-civilian cooperation, conducting patrols, convoy security, construction of company base camp, Blue Helmet exercise etc. and will be held until 4 October, according to news released by the Office of the Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services. — MNA
(Translated Zaw Min)