Twenty five senior Tajik border officers of the Special Border Units successfully completed a four-week training course on sustained field operational capacities on 4 December 2018 in the Regional Training Centre of Khalkayor, some 230 km south of Dushanbe.
During the training, participants enhanced their knowledge on map reading, pathfinding and provision of first aid in the field. They also focused on analysis and observation by the use of topographic maps, satellite imagery and other tools, as well as demining awareness. Practical field exercises on alpine topography, land navigation and tactical movement were another part of the training course.
The training was delivered by five instructors from the Tajik Border Troops who have completed the OSCE Patrol Programming and Leadership Project courses in 2017. It was conducted in the framework of a new project, “Patrol Field Capacity Building of the Tajik Border Troops through Promotion of Regional Co-operation”.