Army Training Command
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Army Training Command

Army Training Command
IA Training Command.jpg
Army Training Command's insignia today
Active1991 - Present
Branch Indian Army
TypeCommand
Garrison/HQShimla
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt Gen Raj Shukla, YSM, SM[1]
Notable
commanders
General Shankar Roy Chowdhury

The Army Training Command, abbreviated as ARTRAC, is one of the seven commands of the Indian Army. It is based at Shimla.[2] Lieutenant General Raj Shukla, YSM, SM is the present commander.[1]

History

The Army Training Command was established on 1 October 1991 at Mhow in Madhya Pradesh and moved to Shimla on 31 March 1993.[3] The main aim of the command is to maximize effectiveness of the training.[4]

Roles

  • Formulate concepts and doctrines of warfare in the fields of strategy, operational art, tactics, logistics, training and human resource development stimulating a real-time scenario.
  • Acts as the nodal agency for all institutional training in the Army
  • Evolve joint doctrines in conjunction with other Services

List of Commanders

Rank Name Appointment Date Left Office Unit of Commission References
Lieutenant General A S Kalkat 1 October 1991 31 July 1992 8th Gorkha Rifles [5]
Shankar Roychowdhury 1 August 1992 22 November 1994 20 Lancers [6]
S K Sharma 22 November 1994 31 March 1997 Indian Army Armoured Corps
Vijay Oberoi 1 April 1997 15 October 1999 Maratha Light Infantry [7]
H B Kala 15 October 1999 4 Jat [8]
J. J. Singh 1 January 2003 30 January 2004 9 Maratha LI [9]
K Nagaraj 1 February 2004 15 August 2005 Maratha Light Infantry [10]
Deepak Kapoor 15 August 2005 31 September 2005 Regiment of Artillery [11]
K S Jamwal 1 October 2005 31 December 2006 Regiment of Artillery [12]
M L Naidu 1 January 2007 30 September 2007 Rajput Regiment [13]
J K Mohanty 1 October 2007 30 September 2009 15 Dogra [14]
B S Jaswal 1 October 2009 1 December 2010 3 JAK Rifles [15]
A S Lamba 1 October 2009 1 December 2010 Regiment of Artillery [16]
K Surendra Nath 1 January 2011 30 May 2013 Mechanised Infantry Regiment [17]
Sanjeev Madhok 1 June 2013 30 July 2015 15 Guards [18]
P M Hariz 1 August 2015 31 August 2016 Mechanised Infantry Regiment [19]
D R Soni 17 September 2016 30 November 2017 Central India Horse [20]
M M Naravane 1 December 2017 30 September 2018 7 Sikh LI [21]
P C Thimayya 1 November 2018 30 April 2020 Mechanised Infantry Regiment [22]
R Shukla 1 May 2020 Present Regiment of Artillery [23]

References

  1. ^ a b "Lt Gen Shukla assumes charge of ARTRAC". The Tribune. 2 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.
  2. ^ "Ministry of Defence". Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 2013.
  3. ^ An introduction Indian Army
  4. ^ John Pike. "Army Training Command (ARTRAC)". globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2015.
  5. ^ "Sky diving, bike stunts leave spectators spellbound".
  6. ^ December 15, india today digital; December 15, india today digital; July 18, india today digital; Ist, india today digital. "Shankar Roy Chowdhury appointed new chief of army staff". India Today.
  7. ^ "Army Training Command may be moved from Shimla to Ambala". Hindustan Times. 28 January 2019.
  8. ^ "Gen Kala takes over as ARTRAC chief".
  9. ^ "The colours of Army green". frontline.thehindu.com.
  10. ^ Feb 9, Rahul Singh. "'Ganpat' generals going great guns | Chandigarh News - Times of India". The Times of India.
  11. ^ "Nagalim.NL News". www.nagalim.nl.
  12. ^ "Lt Gen Kapoor to be new VCOAS; Panag, Jamwal to head N, E Cmds". www.oneindia.com. 26 December 2006.
  13. ^ "Lt Gen Naidu to take charge on January 1". Hindustan Times. 26 December 2006.
  14. ^ "English Releases". pib.gov.in.
  15. ^ "Lt Gen B S Jaswal takes charge of Northern Command today - Indian Express". archive.indianexpress.com.
  16. ^ "Army training command gets new chief". Hindustan Times. 1 October 2009.
  17. ^ "LT Gen K Surendra Nath takes charge of ARTRAC - Hill Post".
  18. ^ Pioneer, The. "lt Gen Madhok takes over command of Army training". The Pioneer.
  19. ^ "..:: India Strategic ::. APPOINTMENTS: Lt Gen Hariz assumes charge of ARTRAC". www.indiastrategic.in. Retrieved 2019.
  20. ^ "Lt Gen Soni is GOC-in-Chief of ARTRAC".
  21. ^ "Lt Gen Naravane takes over as ARTRAC chief".
  22. ^ "Lt Gen Thimmaya takes over as GoC Army Training Command, Shimla". The Economic Times. 1 November 2018.
  23. ^ "Lt Gen Raj Shukla assumes command of the ARTRAC". United News of India. 1 May 2020. Retrieved 2020.

External links

ARTRAC Army Commanders' Conclave



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