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Indian Army organises 'forward area tour' in Arunachal involving defence experts

Itanagar, May 19 (UNI) The Indian Army has ‘successfully’ conducted a week-long Forward Area Tour (FAT) for defence experts, encouraging civil-military fusion in defence technology.
The tour spanning May 12 to 19 facilitated the defence experts to get a first-hand experience of the operational and administrative challenges faced by troops deployed in forward areas of Arunachal Pradesh, thereby motivating them to formulate inventive technological solutions to the problems, Army sources said on Sunday.
Sources said that seven qualified defence experts from various defence industries, StartUps and academia formed part of the FAT team. On May 12, the delegates arrived at Dinjan Military Station in Assam’s Dibrugarh district, the country’s easternmost Army formation, and were oriented towards the operational perspective including terrain dynamics, surveillance, logistics problems and various defence requirements in the forward areas.
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