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Cambodian special forces in India

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

accommodation.

"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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