Military, as soon as we hear this name, there's only one thing which comes to our mind, discipline. Discipline needs practice, and it can be taught to anyone forcefully, but there's something else that puts our soldiers above everyone else in the country, and that's their mental and physical strength.
An army man goes through a lot of hardships to become part of their nation's military. Almost every country has their set of training for their military to prepare their men for all kinds of combats on land, sea or air.
Blood, killings, and getting deeply wounded is part of their daily tasks. Let's find out some of the most enthralling exercises around the world.
Quite similar to many military training regimens, the People's Liberation Army of China shapes their army for wars. Though all the exercises which they perform on a daily basis are dangerous and breathtaking, some of them are more brutal than the others. Like this one exercise called 'having fun with live grenades.'
In this, six people sit in a group and one person pulls the pin of a grenade and begins to pass the live time bomb around the circle of their peers. After everyone has caught the grenade and it reaches to pin-puller. Grenade is then tossed into a hole while all of them try to leap away from the blast.
In the capital of Jordon, Amman, King Abdullah has established a KASOTC (King Abdullah Special Operations Training Center). This center consists of Apartments, Complex, Embassy, Airport, and modeled airplanes like Boeing 737 and A300 jet planes. It's a perfect playground for army officers.
King Abdullah has used more than 6,000 acres of land to create this mesmerizing live-ground for his army with all the visual effects like explosions, automated gunfires, fog etc. The facility also includes 360-degree cameras to capture the bravery of every soldier during their exercises.
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North Korea pushes its militaries to go beyond the limits. One exercise that they go through during their training to become a proud North Korean officer is to punch through 22 sheets of cement.
To toughen up their hands, they go through a vigorous exercise of punching trees more than thousands of times a day.
The Philippine army has their unique way of doing the military exercises. The bunch of people gets trained specially to survive in the air, sea, and on the land.
Similar to special force exercises, these army officers are instructed to operate under any conditions. They experience a 'Hell Week' practice that examines their concentration to endure extreme sleeplessness.
Not just this, the 'extreme' part of this exercise is 'Hell Blast' sessions in which soldiers drink alcohol to an excessive level and then they're ordered to stay alerted. The Naval Special Operations Group (NAVSOG) says, in these situations only you get to see who's the most courageous out of all your soldiers. It brings out the real character of a man.
The most Militarized European nation is Belarus, one of the oldest European countries to have a dictatorship, run by President Aleksandr G. Lukashenko.
In this country, they train their soldiers to become to the best of the best, and for this, they undergo a bone-breaking exercise that sometimes becomes deadly.
Their army celebrates pagan holiday of Maslenitsa, in which soldiers show off their real strength, power, and patience by performing incomparable acts like breaking the cement block which is set on fire with their forehead, going shirtless in the lowest of the temperatures.
The growth of ISIS in Iraq and Syria has proved one thing for sure; they train their recruits if not better then at least equal to any other nation in the world. It was visible when they captured the big cities like Mosul.
One of the most bizarre exercise practices that they go through is teaching a recruit about how to use Somersault by giving machine gun in their hands. It not only creates risk for them, as they may fire the weapon wrongly and get injured, but it also puts lives of those people in danger who're around.
Countries like the United States of America, Japan, Korea, Singapore, and Indonesia invest a lot of their exercise time in these tasks. They're taught this so they can easily survive for months in jungles before any rescue team finds them.
The toughest walk in the history of humans that will ever exist is this 'death march' which is brought into action in Britain. Their army marches in jungles and through deserts for more than 40-miles carrying the backpack of 60-pound with only one water bottle and rifle.
The world's most deadliest military exercise belongs to Russians. They try to survive death almost every hour in their life, and their training is unique as compared to rest of the world.
Confidence training involves half a dozen soldiers to stand still like a dummy and half a dozen with guns to fire live bullets precisely, that it passes the soldier's head closely.
The military is divided into two parts for this exercise, and they compete by shooting each other on chest (off course while wearing bullet-proof vests). They believe it trains them for combat-like situations.
The Spetsnaz is a super-elite, Russia's special force group that takes dignity in accepting only the robust, nasty and most disciplined warrior in their country. The exercises for these people in the military are designed to push soldiers to take control of their physical and mental strength at the time of the war.
Individuals who want to become part of this elite group need to pass many blood training that involves many killings and getting scars that will become your identity.
In this practice, newly recruits are woken up quickly in the midnight for the emergency, and they're asked to go inside a flooded apartment in the dark to fight. When lights are flipped on, the recruits come to know that the flood they're walking through is actually a blood mixed with organs and entrails of dead animals.
Seniors trigger the tension when a giant thirsty dog is set loose among the recruits, who now need to escape this beast.
Interesting, duh! Isn't it?
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