The Indian Army is sending a 101-member contingent to Russia to participate in the International Army Games 2021. The competition, to be held between August 22 to September 4, promotes military to military cooperation while building upon the best practices of participating nations. The competition will host at least 260 teams from more than 45 countries. The Indian contingent will take part in the Army Scout Masters competition, Elbrus Ring, Polar Star, Sniper Frontier and Safe Route games showcasing various drills in high-altitude area terrain, combat engineering skills, operations in snow, sniper actions in obstacle-ridden terrain in the various competitions.  The contingent will also contribute two observers (one each) for the Open Water and Falcon Hunting games in which Pontoon Bridge laying and UAV crew skills will be showcased by the participating teams. In a statement, the Defence Ministry said that the Indian Army contingent has been selected out of the best from various arms after three levels of screening. 

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