According to press release by the organizers nearly 5000 athletes from 101 countries participated. The motto of the games was Friendship Through Sport. Russia emerged on top of the medal tally with 42 gold, 29 silver and 29 bronze medals. The People's Republic of China, second with 38 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze while Germany came a distant third with 7 gold, 10 silver and 13 bronze.
The Military Games torch began its journey from Leh to Kanya Kumari on August 4, 2007 and reached New Delhi on August 5, 2007.
Twin blasts in August 2007 at two locations in the venue city of the games created doubt as to whether the games would be held, but the organizers confirmed the event would be on schedule and as planned. It was later known that the terror cell that carried the blasts in the city also planned to attack the military games.