146 military officers successfully complete courses at MILIT

ST Correspondent
Sunday, 19 May 2019

A glittering valedictory function was organised at the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) on Friday, wherein 146 officers from the Indian Armed Forces and six officers from the friendly foreign countries passed out after the successful completion of the Defence Services Technical Staff Course (DSTSC) and the Naval Technical Staff Course (NTSC).

Pune: A glittering valedictory function was organised at the Military Institute of Technology (MILIT) on Friday, wherein 146 officers from the Indian Armed Forces and six officers from the friendly foreign countries passed out after the successful completion of the Defence Services Technical Staff Course (DSTSC) and the Naval Technical Staff Course (NTSC).

Military Institute of Technology (MILIT)  is a unique and the only Tri Services Technical Training Institute in the world that conducts military technical courses with focus on various defence technologies for the Indian Armed Forces. Officers from friendly foreign countries are also trained, along with Indian counterparts, at the MILIT.

DSTSC courses are conducted for all arms of the Indian Armed Forces to prepare mid-level officers for Command and Staff appointments, while NTSC officers would take up their first assignments in the Naval Armament Inspectorate stream.

General Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Command Lieutenant General SK Saini was the chief guest for the event. Commandant MILIT Air Vice Marshal Vivek Rajhans, senior officers from the three services and other distinguished dignitaries were present.

Lieutenant General Saini felicitated all graduating officers and awarded the meritorious student officers. The Army Commander Southern Command’s Trophy and Commandant’s Trophy for the best all round performance amongst the Army Officers was awarded to Major Saurabh Gupta, Commandant’s trophy amongst Naval Officers was given to Commander Ritesh Wahi, Commandant’s trophy for Air Force Officers went to Wing Commander Arunava Pal and Commandant’s trophy in NTSC was given to Lieutenant (Indian Navy) Adarsh Joseph.
  
A new trophy called the ‘Purple Trophy’ instituted by the Headquarters Integrated Defence Staff (IDS) to promote jointness amongst the tri-service officers was awarded to Squadron Leader Ankit Pareek. The Army Commander also released the annual edition of ‘GHORPAD’ magazine.

Addressing the gathering, Lieutenant General Saini said, “We are living in an era, in which technology is advancing at a disruptive pace. We need to imbibe, absorb and apply cutting edge technologies in the Armed Forces. Progress in technology and warfare go hand in hand.”

He lauded the efforts by the MILIT faculty for equipping the graduating officers with the right kind of exposure to technology, tactics, knowledge of staff duties and joint exercises. He mentioned the recently introduced courses like Space Operations and Spatial Technology Course, which have enhanced the profile of MILIT considerably. He congratulated the successful officers and their families and wished them good luck in all their future endeavours.

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