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Indian Army to hold FTX of ASEAN and ASEAN Plus countries on Military Medicine

Published Jan 20, 2019
Updated May 27, 2020

Field Training Exercise (FTX) of ASEAN and ASEAN Plus countries on Military Medicine will be held under the aegis of DGMS (Army) at Army

Ms. Nirmala Sitharaman, Raksha Mantri has approved the conduct of Field Training Exercise (FTX) of ASEAN and ASEAN Plus countries on Military Medicine under the aegis of DGMS (Army) at Army Grounds, Cariappa Marg, Lucknow from 11 – 16 March 2019. Mass Causality Management Drill, Aero Medical Evacuation, Hospital Disaster Management Drill, Chemical spill management exercise and health care management camp are few of the events that will be conducted during six days of Field Training Exercise (FTX). Senior Army officials from 10 ASEAN and 8 ASEAN Plus Countries will be participating in the FTX 2019.

FICCI reported that the 3rd cycle of the Expert Work Group on Military Medicine is being co-chaired by India and Myanmar.

The objective of this cycle is to continue to establish better co-operation in medical operations amongst ASEAN (Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Laos, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei) and ASEAN Plus countries (India, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, China, South Korea, Russia and US) for civil support by Military Operations other than War (MOOTW) especially Humanitarian Assistance and Disaster Response missions as the region continues to face non-traditional security challenges.

On March 14 – 16, 2019, FICCI in association with DGMS (Army) will be organizing a trade exhibition showcasing the capability of Indian Industry and preparedness of government organization / stakeholders to combat natural disasters and related calamities.

The anticipated strength in the trade show would be approximately 250 delegates from ASEAN/ASEAN Plus countries, Senior dignitaries from ASEAN and ADMM Secretariat. Indian Army delegation will comprise of Senior Military Officials from Ministry of Defence, Directorate General of Military Intelligence (Defence Cooperation Division), Directorate General of Medical Services Army, Navy & Air Force, Headquarter Integrated Defence Staff, DRDO and other important directorates of Armed Forces.

Indian industry, government organisations, NGOs and other stakeholders with ready product and services in the following categories will be showcasing their capability and offerings.

The mission of the ASEAN Centre for Military Medicine (ACMM) is to establish practical, effective, and sustainable cooperation among the military medical services of the ADMM-Plus Countries, both in normal and crisis situations.

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