Western Command to hold 'Know Your Army' exhibitions

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Chandigarh, Jan 1 (UNI) On the occasion of Army Day 2008, a series of 'Know Your Army' exhibitions have been planned during this month by the different corps of the Western Command at Ambala, Jalandhar and Jammu.

The first such exhibition would be held at Ambala, with a number of activities such as equestrian display, dog show, sky diving, band display, motor cycle display and hot air ballooning lined up for the two-day show on January 5 and 6.

The show would possibly be the biggest army display that the residents of the city have ever witnessed in the past, a defence spokesman said.

The theme of the exhibition is ''Indian Army: Harbingers of Peace and Stability''. It will trace the saga of valour and sacrifice of the Indian Army over the decades and portray the technological advancement and military might of the world's second largest army over the years.

This would be a unique opportunity for people to witness the latest technology and a wide range of military equipment like tanks, infantry combat vehicles, artillery guns, anti-aircraft guns, radars and engineering equipment, the spokesman said.

The exhibition would afford a rare opportunity to the students to experience the thrilling of undertaking rides on tanks and infantry combat vehicles.

Besides, awareness stalls would be established for information about joining the Indian army as recruit soldiers and as officers.

Terminal benefits of a glowing career in the Indian army such as Ex-Servicemen Contributory Health Scheme (ECHS), Ex-Servicemen Recruitment and Army Welfare Housing Organisation (AWHO) would also be projected.

The exhibition would be held at Convoy Ground, Ambala Cantonment on Ambala-Jagadhri road.

UNI MA MMS DS RK1652

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