Pune: 146 officers of the Indian Armed Forces and five officers of friendly foreign country, Sri Lanka, passed out on Friday upon successful completion of the Technical Staff Officers Course (TSOC) and Naval Technical Staff Course (NTSC), from the portals of the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) in Pune, the only Military Technology Training Institute of the Armed Forces.
Lt Gen Satish Dua, PVSM, UYSM, SM, VSM, CISC, HQ IDS, was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Maj Gen AK Sapra, VSM, Commandant MILIT, and senior officers from the three services and other distinguished dignitaries were also present on the occasion.
The General Officer felicitated all the graduating officers and distributed awards to the meritorious student officers. In his valedictory address, he stressed upon the requirement of imbibing, absorbing and applying cutting edge technologies in the Armed Forces. Praising the initiatives by MILIT, he brought out that coupled with training, the initiative towards emerging as an active participant in the indigenisation process through the participation and conduct of seminars, was a step in the right direction. The Chief Guest also acknowledged the significant contribution of the families in supporting the officers during the field postings.