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Bhutanese scouts for India's Republic Day

Ten Bhutanese scouts will take part in the Indian Republic Day parade on January 26 and will also undergo small arms fire training.

india Updated: Jan 18, 2007 17:46 IST

Ten Bhutanese scouts will take part in the Indian Republic Day function on January 26 in New Delhi.

The scouts left Thimpu January 14 for the Indian capital, according to Bhutan's online version of Kuensel newspaper.

The Bhutanese youths will also get an opportunity to visit Indian tourist spots like Agra and Jaipur.

They will also undergo training in small arms firing, obstacle course, sailing, aero modelling and horse riding. They would participate in quizzing events.

Bhutanese Programme Officer of Youth Culture and Education Division Tenzin Rabgyel said the tradition of inviting representatives of the Bhutanese young to join Indian's Republic Day celebrations began in 1988.