A photo of the exercise (Source: VNA)
 
Hanoi (VNA) – The Commando Arm coordinated with chemical and sapper arms, the electronic warfare force, Military Central Hospital No108 and  Military Hospital No 103 to hold an exercise for anti-terrorism, hostage rescue and riot control in Hanoi on May 22.

The event was attended by Chief of the General Staff of the Vietnam People’s Army and Deputy Minister of Defence Lt. Gen. Phan Van Giang.

In the exercise’s scenario, hostile forces incited large numbers of people to join a demonstration and then used the crowds as the cover to seize hostages. The forces had to dissolve the demonstration, rescue the hostages and apprehend the terrorists.     
The exercise aimed to help the Ministry of Defence and relevant bodies to assess performance and training quality of anti-terrorism forces of the Commando Arm and the effectiveness of coordination between authorities and local army forces in terrorism-counter operations.

Speaking at the event, Lt. Gen Giang praised the outcomes of the exercise as participating officers have demonstrated excellent proficiency in handling emergency situations and operating weapons.

He stressed that the complicated development of regional and global situations requires Vietnam’s armed forces to work to improve their performance and training quality.-VNA