• Short Summary

    Emergency training enforced in India following the border emergency with the People's Republic of China in 1962, is now nearing its objective of strengthening the country's defence potential.

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    Emergency training enforced in India following the border emergency with the People's Republic of China in 1962, is now nearing its objective of strengthening the country's defence potential.

    The emergency training programme, devised to supplement the usual training system of India's defence forces, has been carried out in a number of key centres and has emphasized mountain warfare - a type of combat which found the Indian Army unprepared during the Himalayan crisis.

    In response to the call for volunteers at the time of the emergency, one-and-a-half million men came forward for interviews to join the Indian forces. Of these, ten thousand were selected for officer training and 300 thousand were enlisted as other ranks.

    Most of the men undergoing the emergency military training volunteered during the crisis and will soon have completed their courses. Many thousands opted for the Medical Corps, where training has emphasized the need of getting wounded to base hospitals over rugged terrain.

    Likewise, with the Service Corps the new demands have created new problems. It's not only the supply of ammunition and equipment that is forcing this corps to devise new methods of transportation. Thus many recruits to the corps are finding themselves handling mules instead of heavy trucks.

    Indian Defence Chiefs believe the shorter emergency training period has proved successful and has allowed the services to continue with their normal training programmes as part of the build-up for any eventually on India's northern frontiers.

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    Film ID:
    VLVAEG5RIW58JYMHXQKXVI2Z5S72E
    Media URN:
    VLVAEG5RIW58JYMHXQKXVI2Z5S72E
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    31/03/1964
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:53:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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