Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

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It all started with the 5th Director General level talks between the Border Security Force of India and General Authority for Border Protection (GABP) of Mongolia which held from 17th Aug 2015 and 21th Aug 2015 at Mongolia.

The key decisions that were taken to accomplish the purpose of improving cooperation between GABP, Mongolia and BSF, India.-

• To continue organizing the various types of professional training
Programs for the Officers of GABP for Border Protection of
Mongolia.
• Reciprocal training of BSF Officers by GABP Mongolia for
Training/ Courses.
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Under this newly formed cooperation, two separate teams of five Mongolian officers of Mongolian Border Defense force had started their training with the Indian BSF at Indore and Hazaribagh. A capsule course for Sniper training was organized at Indore and Bomb-Squad & Jungle warfare training was organized at Hazaribagh center.

As a defence and Central Asia expert, I got a chance to be a part of this training which ran from 7 TH -18 TH September 2015. The Mongolian Sniper training delegation at Indore was headed by Capt. Manlai Bayaraa.

Here presenting the inside story of the core Sniper training exercise through 11 pictures:

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Arrival of Mongolian officers at Central school of Weapons and Tactics.
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Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Understanding the basics of a sniper rifle in the classroom.

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force
Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Getting the basics of Global positioning system (GPS).

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Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

An Indian BSF soldier is helping with the camouflage dress.
Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Moments of rest during the training.

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Target practice under the expert supervision of Indian BSF Officers.
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Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

A fully disguised sniper in position.

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force

Mongolian officers with Indian BSF officers during the training.

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force
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Can you spot the sniper?

Revealed: Mongolian Border Defense Force’s Sniper training exercise with Indian Border Security Force
Finally after the rigorous training, it’s time to get together and relax.


Growing Indo-Mongolian defence ties reflects the new era of the foreign policy as India is inching closer to the central Asian nations and tries to be a part of their third neighbor policy and it also counters the Chinese influence in that region.