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Coimbatore

500 students from Coimbatore get weapon trained in NCC camp

Covai Post Network

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Coimbatore: A batch of 500 students from various schools attending the 10-day combined National Cadet Corps camp organised by the 4 TN Battalion NCC will be trained in operating and firing light machine guns, 0.22 calibre rifles and pistols.

“We will offer them weapons training and firing training, almost like it is done in the Army,” said major M D Kannan, senior NCC officer of the battalion. “We will also train them in map reading, which will help them identify their position on a battlefield while looking at a map.”

The young cadets will also undergo obstacle course training. They have to learn how to clear and get through obstacles in a battlefield, said Major Kannan adding that similar obstacles will be recreated at the camp.

“The cadets will also be trained in ire-fighting, disaster management and first aid,” he added.

Students who excel in the camp will qualify to attend the Thalsainik camp where they will be further trained in operating and using firearms.

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