- The Indian Army is also using artificial intelligence-based solutions for the translation of various scripts or literature from the Mandarin language.
- The Army has recently obtained the requisite approvals to induct Mandarin-trained personnel into the Territorial Army.
Mandarin language experts are needed to fill openings in the Territorial Army, according to an announcement from the Indian Army.
The Army was cited by ANI as saying that the goal is to give junior and senior military commanders the authority to interact with PLA members if the need arises. The development follows a protracted border standoff with the Chinese troops in eastern Ladakh.
Five civilian candidates and one former service officer will be selected as officers, according to the Army notice.
Indian Army has issued notification for Mandarin language experts into the Territorial Army. The aim is to empower junior and senior military commanders to engage with PLA personnel as and when the situation arises: Indian Army pic.twitter.com/dh4epnRWje
— ANI (@ANI) July 10, 2022
An earlier PTI article said that the Army has stepped up its attempts to teach its personnel in Chinese as part of a larger plan to increase surveillance along the over 3,400 kilometre Line of Actual Control (LAC).
Th report further said various Mandarin language courses are being run at the language schools at the Northern, Eastern and Central commands of the Army.
The Indian Army is also using artificial intelligence-based solutions for the translation of various scripts or literature from the Mandarin language.
“With improved Mandarin skills, the Indian Army personnel will be better empowered to convey their points in a much more cogent manner,” a source was quoted as saying.
The Army has recently obtained the requisite approvals to induct Mandarin-trained personnel into the Territorial Army.
For a better exchange of ideas and comprehension of the Chinese PLA’s account of their operations during various interactions, including Corps Commander-level discussions, flag meetings, joint exercises, and Border Personnel Meetings, they claimed that an increasing number of Mandarin experts are needed (BPMs).
In order to provide its men with Mandarin language training, the Army has already signed memorandums of understanding (MoU) with the Rashtriya Raksha University (RRU), the Central University of Gujarat (CUG), and the Shiv Nadar University (SNU).
The Langma School of Languages in Delhi, among other civilian institutions, examine the trained soldiers’ language skills to determine their degree of proficiency in conformity with international standards, according to the sources.
The Indian and Chinese troops engaged in a border standoff on May 5, 2020, following a bloody altercation at Pangong Lake. Following the battles in the Galwan Valley on June 15, 2020, the standoff intensified.
Both sides accelerated their deployment by hurriedly bringing in large numbers of soldiers and powerful weapons.
Following a series of negotiations at the military and diplomatic levels, the two parties finished the disengagement process last year on the north and south banks of the Pangong lake as well as in the Gogra region.