From Afghanistan to OTA to train in military craft
S Vishnu Sharmaa, INN/Chennai, @Svs037Military
Military training skills of India have won global recognition. This point proved true once again as 20 women officers of Afghan Defense Forces are here to undergo four weeks of military training at Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.
This is the third year in a row that women officers from Afghanistan have come to India to get trained. This has once again shown that OTA as a centre of excellence for training women cadets and officers in Indian Army.
The women military personnel from Afghanistan arrived in Chennai on 24 November, since then they have been undergoing training in OTA. Their training curriculum includes physical training, drill, weapon training, tactical training, leadership and human resources management, Information Technology and English communication.
This batch of Afghan officers comprise women officers from various branches of Afghan Army like Logistics, Human Resources, Infantry and Radio Communications. Most of them are in the service bracket of two to nine years.
These personnel have already underwent basic military training in their country in respective Arms/Services. Since OTA is one of the premier military academies of the world, it is imparting much needed exposure to modern training methods and facilities to these Officers.
The lady Officers showed keen interest in outdoor activities like sports, obstacles training. Infantry Tactics and Information Technology was the most preferred subject in indoor training.