On Tuesday it was announced that Laotian troops are being trained by the Indian Army in the area of de-mining and bomb disposal operations.
A team of Indian Army combat engineers led by Captain Dheeraj has been agreed with Lao PDR (People’s Democratic Republic) to train their cadres for a period of three weeks, in which the soldiers will learn techniques about de-mining and bomb disposal. The training has begun on February 21.
This is the first time when such cooperation has been seen in Laos. At the moment the country is swarmed with unexploded mines and bombs from the time of the Vietnam war. The Laos deputy chief of general staff Brigadier Souvone announced the training cooperation in the presence of Indian ambassador to Laos J.N. Misra.