Gaya: The country's second academy for training military officers for short-service commission was inaugurated on Monday in Bihar's Gaya district as part of efforts to meet the shortage of over 12,000 officers.
General Officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army Training Command, Lt Gen K Surendra Nath, hoisted the flag to inaugurate the academy, the second after the one at Chennai, in the presence of senior military officers and other dignitaries.
The academy would mould young dynamic minds into capable future military leaders and fulfill a long felt need of the Indian Army to train and induct more officers into its ranks, Nath said in his address.
It will start with training 135 officers and would reach its capacity of over 700 Short Service Commission (SSC) officers in the next two years, they said....more
05:45 PM, Jul 18, 2011