Field training exercise on military medicine to be conducted in Lucknow
Lucknow: The 3rd cycle of the Expert Working Group on Military Medicine is being co-chaired by India and Myanmar. As part of the series of activities during the three year cycle, Field Training Exercise (FTX) 2019 is scheduled to be conducted at Lucknow from 11 to 16 Mar 2019.
The FTX will commence with training of Trainers from 09 to 10 March 2019. The event will witness participation of approx 250 delegates from “Association of South East Asian Nations” comprising of Indonesia, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Philippines, Myanmar, Vietnam, Cambodia, Brunei, Laos and ASEAN Plus countries to include United States, Russia, China, Australia, Japan, New Zealand and South Korea. A large number of observers and dignitaries from friendly nations and host countries will also be participating in the event.
The multi-national flagship event will commence with an opening ceremony at Army Medical Corps College & Centre stadium followed by various exercises to be conducted at Surya Khel Parisar in Lucknow Cantonment. The exercise aims at streamlining of procedures, enhancing coordination and refining of drills in the areas of Mass Casualty Management, Aero Medical Evacuation, Chemical Spill Management and Health Management of Evacuation Camp during calamities. The objective of the FTX is to create synergy of military efforts, create a common platform and to provide institutional framework to ASEAN and Plus nations in managing poly trauma and infectious diseases during massive disasters.
The international delegates from ASEAN and Plus Countries will undergo the training Exercise during Field Integration Training (FIT), Command Post Exercise (CPX) and Validation Exercise. The Validation Exercise scheduled on 15 Mar 2019 will be witnessed by Observers from ASEAN and ASEAN Centre for Military Medicine (ACMM) Secretariats besides senior dignitaries from friendly foreign countries and Indian Armed Forces.
The overall aim of the event is to increase the capability of the combined operations amongst the Armed Forces of the ASEAN Member States (AMS) and the Plus Countries, test the readiness of the Rapid Response Teams in support of any possible disasters in the Asia Pacific Region, enhance interoperability among Military Medical Services (MMS) of ASEAN & ASEAN Plus Countries