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Defence Services Technical Staff Course for the tri-services officers commences at Military Institute of Technology, Pune

First Course to be trained by newly formed Tri-Services Joint Training Teams

June 10, 2024 Photo(s): By PIB
In his Opening Address AVM Vivek Blouria, Commandant MILIT encouraged Future Leaders to understand nuances of Jointness and Integration and work towards absorption of Niche Technology for making the Indian Armed Forces Future Ready. DSTSC-07 would be the first course to be trained by Joint Training Team formed post reorganisation of MILIT.

The flagship Defence Services Technical Staff Course for the tri-services officers commenced on June 10, 2024 at Military Institute of Technology, Pune. A total of 166 officers from the tri-services, Indian Coast Guard, and including five officers from friendly foreign countries are participating in the course, which is designed to train mid-career officers, from the Indian Army, Indian Navy, Indian Air Force, Indian Coast Guard and friendly foreign countries, as future techno-warriors and military leaders.

Commandant of MILIT, AVM Vivek Blouria, during his inaugural address to future military leaders underscored the importance of jointness and synergy among services and the criticality of understanding the unique capabilities of each service for war fighting in multi-domain operations. The Commandant also highlighted the need for future techno-warriors to develop a strong understanding of emerging technologies and geopolitical issues impacting India's military and security landscape. This awareness will empower them to make informed decisions and contribute effectively to military strategies including absorption of niche technologies in services.

7th Defence Services Technical Staff Course DSTSC commenced at MILIT, Pune, a premier Tri Services Technical Training Institute. 166 officers including five from Sri Lanka would undergo 46 weeks of training to tenate joint staff appointments.

During the course, officers will be exposed to various emerging technologies, defence strategies, live and simulated drills, seminars, collaborative projects, visits to various forward areas as well as defence R&D and industrial corridors to improve their awareness and understanding on national security strategy, tactical operations and the national efforts at Atmanirbharta in Military Technologies.

In a pioneering initiative towards Jointness by MILIT, Joint Divisions, comprising officers drawn from tri-services who would bring together diverse skill sets and perspectives, have been formed for conduct of Joint Training. This will the first DSTSC to be trained by the newly formed Tri-Services Joint Training Teams. The initiative is aimed to enhance seamless coordination and integration required for multi-domain operations and creating a Joint Culture.