146 officers of the Indian Armed Forces and five officers of a friendly foreign country, Sri Lanka passed out on May 18, 2018 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), the only Military Technology Training Institute of the Armed Forces.
Lt Gen Satish Dua, CISC, HQ IDS was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Maj Gen AK Sapra, Commandant MILIT and senior officers from the three services and other distinguished dignitaries were also present on the occasion. Mrs Aradhana Dua, President (DWWA) attended all functions as part of the event and encouraged the young ladies of the student officers to contribute their bit for the services and the society at large.
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.
A new trophy called as the Purple Trophy instituted by the CISC to promote jointness amongst the tri-service officers was awarded to Maj Vaseem Mushtaq Hiroli.
TSOC 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.