Aiming to host foreign armies in joint exercises, the Indian Army yesterday launched an independent and fully-integrated Joint Training Node (JTN) at Umroi cantonment in Shillong.

Army spokesperson Sunit Newton said in a statement, the concept was envisaged keeping in mind the conducive weather terrain offering optimal training environment, and has been developed at par with training centres of leading armies of the world.

The Army has chosen the Umroi cantonment for the JTN keeping mind its proximity to Guwahati and the Shillong airports. He said, the JTN will pave away for projecting the states of Meghalaya and Assam on the world map of foreign armies.