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New Delhi : The Army War College (AWC), Mhow, Madhya Pradesh, celebrated its Golden Jubilee  on April 2, 2021, to mark 50 glorious years of its inception as the premier training institute of Indian Army.

The College is the fountain-head of all tactical training in the Indian Army and solely responsible for training officers of the Indian Armed Forces and from friendly foreign countries. The College is the leading seat for learning of Warfare, carrying out research in tactics, logistics, contemporary military studies, and improvement in military doctrine, according to a PIB release.
The Army War College with its proud distinctive identity stands by the inscribed motto ‘Yuddhaya Krirt Nischaya’,  which means ‘Into Battle With Resolve’. Since, its modest beginning in 1971, it has evolved into a magnificent and vibrant cradle of learning and development of military leadership. The college has grown in capacity, status, and reputation thereby admirably fulfilling its founder’s vision. The college continues to be the alma mater to distinguished officers who have left an indelible mark on all the military operations undertaken by the Indian Armed Forces since Independence.

A number of activities and celebrations including the Golden Jubilee Cyclothon, Sailing Regatta, and a Webinar titled “Evolution of Warfighting over the Decades, Indian Military Heritage, Emerging Domains/ Forms of Conflicts & Recalibrating Indian Military Thinking” were conducted, as a precursor to the main event, under the guidance of Lt Gen V S Sreenivas, Commandant, AWC.

A Special Sainik Sammelan for all ranks and defence civilian employees was addressed by Lt Gen VS Sreenivas, Commandant, AWC. During his address, the Comdt, complimented all ranks and defence civilians for the high standards of professionalism and dedication displayed by them while performing their duties. He exhorted them to continue to discharge their duties with the same enthusiasm and zeal. Selected individuals were awarded for their meritorious service in various fields.

A wreath laying ceremony was held at the Army War College on April 2, 2021, morning. Lt Gen Raj Shukla, GOC-in-C ARTRAC, Lt Gen V S Sreenivas, Commandant, AWC, distinguished veterans and ex Comdts AWC Lt Gen Dushyant Singh (Retd) and Lt Gen PG Kamath, (Retd) laid a wreath.

The celebrations culminated with General M M Naravane, Chief of Army Staff (COAS), releasing the First Day Cover and launching the E-Book on Army War College. The Golden Jubilee Trophy was also unveiled on this historic occasion. The COAS, in his message said, “The training philosophy at the Army War College is modernistic and contemporary in its outlook and continuously evolving to meet the dynamic needs of the Armed Forces. The College has convincingly demonstrated its impeccable record of being the modern day ‘TakshaShila’. As the Army War College stands poised at the Golden Horizon, I wish them success in all their future endeavours.”