Friday, 28 June 2013

Indian military training Academies

Indian military training Academies

Indian Military Academies For Basic Education and Training

  • Military Schools (established at Chail, Ajmer, Banglore, Belgaum, Dholpur).
  • Sainik Schools (established in Satara, Tilaiya, Sujanpur, Rewari, Rewa, Purulia, Pungalwa, Nalanda, Nagrota, Lucknow, Kanjpura, Korukonda, Bijapur, Kapurthala, Imphal, Gopalganj, Goalpara, Ghorakhal, Chittorgarh, Bijapur, Bhubaneshwar, Balachadi, Ambikapur, Amaravathinagar, Kazhakootam).
  • RIMC (Rashtriya Indian Military College), Dehradun.

Indian Army Training Academies/Institutes 

  • Army War College, Mhow
  • Infantry School, Mhow
  • Junior Leadership Wing, Mhow
  • Indian Military Academy, Dehradun
  • Officer Training Academy, Chennai
  • High Altitude Warfare School, Gulmarg
  • Armoured Corps Center and School, Ahmednagar
  • School of Artillary, Deolali
  • Army Air Defence College, Gopalpur
  • College of Military Engineering, Pune
  • Militayr College of Telecommunication Engineering
  • Counter Insurgency and Jungle Warfare School(CIJW), Vairengte
  • Junoir Leader's Academy(JLA), Bareilly and Ramgarh
  • Army Supply Corps Center and School, Bangalore
  • Army Medical Corps Center and School, Lucknow
  • College of Material Management, Jabalpur
  • Military College of Electronic and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad
  • Remount and Veterinary Corps Center and School, Meerut
  • Army Education Corps Training College and Center, Pachmarhi
  • Corps of Military police center and School, Bangalore
  • Army School of Physical Training, Pune
  • Army Airborne Training School, Agra
  • Institute of National Integration, Pune
  • Institute of Military Law, Kamptee
  • Army Sports Institute, Pune
  • Army Cadet College, Dehradun
  • Combat Army Aviation Training School, Nasik
  • Army Clerk's training school, Aurangabad
  • Army School of Mechanical Transport, Bangalore
  • Army Air Tranport Support School, Agra
  • EME School, Vadodara
  • Military Intelligence training School and Depot, Pune
  • Military School of Music, Pachmarhi

Indian Navy Training Academies/Institutes

  • Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala
  • Navigation Direction School, Kochi
  • Naval Gunnery School, Kochi
  • Anti- Submarine School, Kochi

Indian Airforce training Academies/Institutes

  • Piolet Training Establishment, Allahabad
  • Airforce Administrative College, Coimbatore
  • School of Aviation Machine, Bangalore
  • Airforce Technical Training College, Jalahalli and Bangalore
  • Pratropper's Training School, Agra

Tri Service training Academies/Institutes

  • National Defence Academy, Khadagwasla
  • College of Defence Management, Secundrabad
  • Defence Service Staff College, Wellington
  • National Defence College, Pune

    Thursday, 13 June 2013

    Interview given by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw - 1996

    Interview given by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw - 1996 

    Question - Can you tell anything about the 1971 war which strikes you interesting?
    Answer- "I can tell you about an incident before the war started, i can't remember the date now - sometime in April or something like that. There was a cabinet meeting to which i was summoned. Smt Gandhi was terribly angry and terribly upset because refugees were pouring into West Bengal, Assam, and Tripura."

    "Look at this - so many are coming in - there is a telegram from the chief minister of Assam, a telegram from....... what are doing about it?" She said to me.

    I said, “Nothing, what has it got to do with me?"
    She said, “Can’t you do something? Why can't you do something?"
    "What do you want me to do?"
    "I want you to march in"

    I Said, “this means war" and she said," I don't mind if it is a war."
    So I sat down and said, “have you read the bible?"

    "In the first book, the first chapter, the first paragraph of bible, God said, “Let there be light and there was light"- so i feel that "let there be war and there is war. Are you ready? I certainly am not ready."
    Then I Said, "I will tell you what is happening. it is now end of April. In a few days time, 15-20 days time, the monsoons will break, and in East Pakistan when it rains the rivers become like oceans. If you stand on one side you can't see the other, i would be confined to the roads. The air force would not be able to support me, and the Pakistanis would thrash me - that's one."

    "Secondly my armored division in the Babina area; another division, i can't remember which, is a in Secundrabad area. We are now harvesting. I will require every vehicle, every truck, all the road space, all the railway space to move my soldiers and you will not be able to move your crops," and i turned to shree Fakruddin Ali Ahmed, the agriculture minister and said, "if there is a famine in India they will blame you. i won't be there to take the blame."

    Then i turned around and said, "my armored division which is supposed to be my strike force has got 12 tanks which are operational out of the whole lot."
    YB Chavan asked,"Sam, why only 12? "

    i said, “sir, because you are the finance minister. i have been asking, pleading for the months. you said you have got no money, that’s why."

    then i said, “prime minister, if in 1962, your father had asked me as the Army chief and not gen thapar, and now your father had said "throw the Chinese out", i would have turned around and told him "look, these are the problems." now i am telling you what the problems are. If you still want me to go ahead, prime minister, i guarantee you 200 per cent defeat. Now, you give me orders."

    Then Jagjeevan ram said, “Sam maan jao na."

    I said, "i have given my professional view now the government should take the decision."
    The prime minister didn't said anything. she was red in face and said, "Acha cabinet char baje milenge." Everybody walked out and i was the last to leave and i smiled ant her. She said, "Chief, sit down."

    So i said, “Prime minister, before you say anything, do you want me to send in my resignation on the grounds of mental health, or Physical?"

    She said, "Oh, sit down sam. Everything you told me, is true?"
    "Yes. Look, it’s my job to fight. it is my job to fight and win., Are you ready? i certainly am not ready. Have you internally got everything ready? Internationally have you got everything ready? i don't think so. i know what you want but i must do it in my own time and i guarantee you 100 percent success. But, i want to make it clear. There must be one commander. i don't mind. i will work under BSF, CRPF, under anybody you like. But i will not have a soviet telling me what to do and i will have one political master who will give me instructions. i don't want the refugee ministry, home ministry, defense ministry all telling me. Now, make up your mind."

    She said, “All right sam, nobody will interfere, you will be commander."
    "Thank you, i guarantee you accomplishment."

    "So there is very thin line between becoming a Field Marshal and being dismissed! It could have happened! So that was one incident i can tell you about and you can put it in your words."

    Tuesday, 11 June 2013

    Corps of Engineers

    Corps of Engineers 

    Corps of Engineers

    The Corps of Engineers is one of the famous part of Indian army and further divided into three parts - Madras, Bengal and Mumbai. The first of all was Madras which was formed in 1780 and consisted of 3 companies and is now located at Bangalore. The second one (Bengal) comes in 1820 and now located in Roorkee since 1853. Bombay sappers raised in 1820 and now located in Pune. 
    In 1941 the three corps are redesigned into groups and called Royal Indian Engineers (RIE) . The title royal was dropped in 1950.

    Madras Engineers Group

    Madras Sappers Originated in 1780 and went into action that following year along with East Indian Company. Since 1947 Madras sappers were part of all the major military actions. There were there during the construction of road for tanks during Zoji La assault. Madras Sappers also participated in operations conducted by UN.  

    Regimental Center of Madras Sappers  


    War Memorial of Madras Sappers 

    Ulsoor Lake in 1922 but then shifted near Regimental center in 1986.


    Bengal Engineers Group

    Bengal Sappers came into origin back in 1803. Some of their companies were also participated in uprising of 1857 hence those companies were then withdrawn. Bengal sappers are famous to built Bridges across impossible terrain as they did across river Chindwin, Burma and river Moro, Italy. They participated in all Indian wars after 1947 and they were the fist regiment to air lifted in Jammu and Kashmir. 

    Regimental Center of Bengal sappers 


    War Memorial of Bengal Sappers 


    Motto of Bengal Sappers 

    Ekta - Sewa - Ilam - Drirhta - Shoorvirta


    Bombay Engineers Group

    Bombay sappers trace their origin to 1820. They were first located in Mumbai and then located to Kirkee, Pune. Bombay sappers have some specialized elements - Inland Water Transport (IWT) and Para Field company.

    War Memorial of Bombay sappers 

    Khadki (Pune)

    Regimental Center of Bombay sappers 

    Khadki (Pune)

    War Cry of Bombay sappers  

    Jo Bole So Nihal, Sat Shri Akal 
    Shri Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Ki Jai

    Content and Picture Sources:
    Indian army (by Lt. Col. Gautam Sharma)
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