Guyana Defence Force personnel are to benefit from army, naval and air force training courses offered by the Government of India with Lieutenant Coast Guard Derrick Johnson being the first recipient of a Naval scholarship.
As stated in an Indian High Commis-sion release yesterday, the Government of India has offered 19 defence training slots to Guyana Defence Force under its Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) programme. These training slots include 10 army courses, 4 naval courses and 5 air force courses. These courses are of different durations (3 to 6 months) and will be spread over multiple months and conducted in different time periods during 2021-2022. Johnson is likely to leave for India soon for the Long N Course at ND School, Kochi, Kerala, in July 2021.