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Cambodian special forces in India

Twelve instructors from the Cambodian Special Forces Airborne 911 are spending a

month at the Counter-Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School in India.

The Indian government is footing the bill for the Cambodian soldiers' training and


"We need to strengthen our armed forces but we have a budget shortage,"

said Pang Sovang, Director of International Relations for the Ministry of Defense

(MOD). "Next week we will have Indian specialists for de-mining in Udong."

Sovang said the MOD has sent letters to numerous countries for assistance in military

training and has received hopeful responses from Russia and Vietnam, in particular.



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