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India sets up military war game centre called ‘INDIA’ for Ugandan Defence forces in Jinja

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India builds state-of-the-art training facilityOn May 24, 2020, The Indian Association Uganda (IAU) and Indian Military Advisory and Training Team for Uganda Peoples Defence Forces (UPDF) have jointly set up military war game centre called ‘INDIA’ at the Uganda Senior Command and Staff College in Kimaka in Jinja District of Uganda with a cost of over 1 billion Ugandan shillings or $2,65,000.
The centre was inaugurated by the Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni.

Key Points:

i.The cost of the project was funded voluntarily by Ugandans of Indian origin that will help make the centre’s region a long-lasting symbol of the special bond that both the countries share.

ii.The center will not only help the college but also strongly support UPDF’s transformation. In addition to Uganda, the East African region will also get benefitted in training peacekeeping troops that would cross the continent and beyond.

iii.The IAU donated a vehicle and other equipment to the Uganda to help in medical services during the battle against coronavirus (COVID-19).

About Uganda:
Capital
– Kampala
Currency– Ugandan shilling

About Uganda Senior Command and Staff College:
Commandant
– Lt. Gen. Andrew Gutti