Prez lauds School of Artillery’s role in warfare training

NASHIK, Oct 10: The School of Artillery plays an important role in creating a capable Army to keep the country safe from all dangers, President Ram Nath Kovind said on Thursday.
The century-old establishment at Devlali near here in North Maharashtra provides high quality training to soldiers, he said.
“As the soldiers of the country are getting high quality training in the School of Artillery, they will become capable for modern warfare and also tackle any situation,” said the president, who is also the supreme commander of the armed forces.
Kovind was speaking after inaugurating ‘Rudranaad’, the centenary museum in the premises of the premier institution of the Indian Army.
In the last few years, new guns with long range capacity have been included in the army. Indian projects have large participation in it.
“The journey of the School of Artillery, which began (in 1918) at Kakul (now in Pakistan), is admirable and the nation is proud of the soldiers in this centre. The school is the support base for making the artillery of the nation more alert,” he said.
Maharashtra Governor Bhagat Singh Koshiyari, Army chief General Bipin Rawat and Lieutenant General S K Saini, GOC-in-C, Southern Command, were among dignitaries present on the occasion.
“The loyalty of the officers in the School of Artillery towards training is laudable. The fame of the School of Artillery will boom like Rudranaad (mighty roar) and create fear in the minds of enemies of the nation,” said Kovind.
“The School of Artillery plays an important role in creating a capable army to keep the country safe from all dangers, the president added.
After inaugurating the museum, the president unveiled the centenary trophy.
General Rawat released a book titled School of Artillery’ and gifted its first copies to Kovind and Koshiyari.
The school is an important institution of the Army which imparts training, evaluates new equipment for induction and develops new concepts and doctrine for application of artillery fire. (PTI)