Army Training Command

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 Pattacheruvanda C Thimayya is the present commander. [1]

Army Training Command
Army Training Command's insignia today
Active1991 – Present
Branch Indian Army
TypeCommand
Garrison/HQShimla
Commanders
Current
commander
Lt Gen Pattacheruvanda C Thimayya, PVSM, VSM[1]
Notable
commanders
General Shankar Roy Chowdhury

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 1 Madras [17]
Sanjeev Madhok 1 June 2013 30 July 2015 15 Guards [18]
P M Hariz 1 August 2015 31 August 2016 16 Mahar [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 Incumbent Mechanised Infantry Regiment [22]

References

  1. "Army gets 3 new commanders as present ones retire tomorrow". Business Standard India. 29 September 2018.
  2. "Ministry of Defence". Archived from the original on 5 April 2013. Retrieved 8 June 2013.
  3. An introduction Indian Army
  4. John Pike. "Army Training Command (ARTRAC)". globalsecurity.org. Retrieved 2 August 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 8 November 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.

ARTRAC Army Commanders’ Conclave


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