The elite Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School celebrated its 49th Raising Day on May 1, 2018 with a series of events which commenced from April 28 onwards. The Celebrations were graced by Lt Gen Nirbhay Sharma (Retd), Governor of Mizoram. The Governor congratulated Maj Gen MS Ghura, Commandant and the CIJW Team on the occasion of their Raising Day and complimented the School for their yeoman service to the nation.
The School was raised in 1967 by Lt Col (Later Lt General) Mathew Thomas, as an adhoc Jungle Training School at Mynkre near Shillong. In September 1968, the School was rechristened as Eastern Command Counter Insurgency Training School and later, on May 1, 1970, it was relocated as a category 'A' training establishment to its present location at Vairengte (Mizoram) as the CIJW School. The School also actively participated in 1971 Indo- Pak War with honours.
Over the years, the School has evolved into a unique world-class institution with State-of-the-art infrastructure and training facilities for imparting Counter Terrorism training to combatants of the Indian Army, Central Armed Police Forces, Para Military Forces and State Police, unparalleled to any other in the World. The School also boasts of a Global imprint with soldiers and contingents of more than 48 countries undergoing regular training here. Most of these countries today are actively involved in Counter Terrorism operations in their homelands and have immensely benefited from their exposure to this unique and specialised tactical training Institute, hence also fostering improved relationship with these countries.