The Assam Rifles archery team has aced it at the World Police and Fire Games which were held in Chengdu, China and concluded on Sunday.
Three archers from the Assam Rifles competed in the games and emerged victorious. The trio bagged five Gold, three Silver and one Bronze medals. The team received training by 9 Sector Assam Rifles under the aegis of headquarter of the Inspector General of Assam Rifles (South) based out of Manipur. Here's a tweet by the official Twitter handle of the Assam Rifles:
A statement by the PRO IGAR (South) stated that archer Rifleman G Robert Sharma from Manipur bagged three Gold medals in compound bow archery. On the other hand, Nagaland Rifleman Z Demo won one gold, one silver and one bronze medal in wooden bow events. The third soldier S P Lydia from Manipur won a Gold and two silvers in women's wooden bow events.
Sharma had earlier made his appearence and won three Gold medals in the previous edition which took place in Los Angeles in 2017. However, the other two archers competed for the first time on a global platform, as per the statement. Every archer was entitled to participating in three archery events at the games. The games were, Bare Target, Field Archery and 3D Archery in which they won medals. A reception and felicitation has been planned for the archers on their return to Imphal.
Meanwhile, Indian Army team secured the First position in Stage 4 of Army Scout Masters Competition at Jaisalmer Mil Stn. Army teams from 8 nations competed in Small Arms Shooting, Minefield Brea. and India emerged as the winner.
Army scouts masters competition
The Army Scouts Masters Competition is a part of International Army Games directed by Russia. It is designed to forge strong ties with friendly foreign countries and enhance team spirit.
This is the 5th edition of International Army games and India is hosting it for the first time. Spanned between the end of July to mid-August 2019, Indian Army's ‘Konark Corps’ have reportedly organized the event in Jaisalmer City, Rajasthan.
Besides India, the other 8 countries participating in the event include Russia, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Belarus, Uzbekistan, Sudan, Zimbabwe, and China.