The Indian Army on 4 November 2017 launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shilllong, Meghalaya.
The Training Node is aimed at hosting foreign armies during joint exercises.
• The Joint Training Node is the first of its kind in eastern command and is different from other joint training centres located in Belgaum, Varangte and Bakloh.
• The main objective behind its creation is to provide the best possible training environment for visiting armies.
• The centre has been developed at par with training centres of leading armies across the world.
• The training node is ready to host the Bangladesh Army and it would be hosting the Myanmar and Chinese armies next year.
• The Umroi cantonment was chosen for its establishment keeping mind its proximity to the Guwahati and Shillong airports.
The node was completed in a record time of a year, in time to host ‘Exercise Milap’, a multi-nation joint training exercise with the Bangladesh Army by the Red Horn Division, under the aegis of the Gajraj Corps.
The development is expected to pave the way to project the states of Meghalaya and Assam on the world map of foreign armies.