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Friday, May 7, 2010

Operation Milap: Army plans a key role in Indo-Myanmar joint medical camp

(Press Release, reproduced as it is. Photos: MoD/ Kol)
A historic joint Indo-Myanmar medical,  dental and veterinary camp organized  with coordinated efforts of the Army  and the civil administration of both nations  at Bokkan, a border town of Myanmar opposite Molcham village of Chandel district  in Manipur came to an end today, the  6th May.  The two-day camp was arranged by  22 GRENADIERS under the aegis of HQs 26 Sector Assam Rifles, IGAR(South). Under 'Operation Milap' which aims  at boosting  bilateral  relations a camp of such magnitude was arranged for the first time across the border by the Indian Army.
The camp was inaugurated on 05 May by Brig SK Bhanot, Commander, 26 Sector Assam Rifles and several high ranking officials of both nations were present.   
About 2400 locals on both sides of the border benefited from the services of the general physicians, specialist doctors, dentists and veterinary  surgeons of the Indian army. Lectures on aids awarness, anti-malaria precautions and deadly and carcinogenic effects of drugs were  also arranged over a period of two days.
A ration retail outlet cum STD booth was also inaugurated by Brig SK Bhanot at remote village of Molcham to provide items of daily needs to the locals at a fair price. Cultural shows, performances by dance troupes and an exhilarating band display by the Indian Army were  also held for the  locals.
The  goodwill and gesture displayed by Indian Army in organizing the event was reciprocated by the officials  of Myanmar and representatives of the Myanmarese Army with equal zeal and enthusiasm. The locals of border villages of both nations pledged to live in peace and harmony with each other.

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