Corporal Colin Harris & Corporal Dominique Sabola of Guyana Defence Force (GDF) have been selected to study in India under a military scholarship scheme which is under the umbrella of ITEC (Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation) scheme for Friendly Foreign countries. The scholarship was provided by the Government of India to strengthen India-Guyana defence collaboration.
Corporal Harris of the Intelligence Corps of GDF, will be traveling to Maharashtra, India to commence a six weeks course on Investigator and Vigilance Course at the Military Intelligence Training School and Depot. Corporal Sabola, of New Amsterdam Berbice and works in the Medical corps of the GDF, will be studying a Medical Advance course at Special Forces training School (SFTS) in Bakloh for three and a half months.
During their interaction with the Indian High Commissioner, H.E. Dr. KJ Srinivasa, both officers expressed their excitement and gratitude for scholarship and the opportunity to be a part of the promotion of India-Guyana collaboration. High commissioner congratulated and briefed the officers on the on-going collaboration between India and Guyana. So far seven (7) officers from GDF have gone to India in 2021, nineteen (19) in 2022 and three (3) in 2023 under this scholarship scheme.