* The elite centre has a global imprint where soldiers of more than 48 countries have undergone training
GUWAHATI: The elite Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School celebrated its 50th Raising Day on Wednesday with a series of events which commenced from April 30 onwards. Commandant of the school, Maj Gen MK Mago in a ‘Special Sainik Sammelan’ complimented all ranks of the school for their commitment, professionalism and encouraged them to maintain the highest standards in all endeavours.
The Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School was raised in 1967 by Lt Col (later Lt General) Mathew Thomas, as an adhoc Jungle Training School at Mynkre near Shillong. In September 1968, the school was rechristened as Eastern Command Counter Insurgency Training School and later, on May 1, 1970, it was relocated as a category ‘A’ training establishment to its present location at Vairengte (Mizoram) as the CIJW School.
Over the years, the school has carved a niche for itself as a world-class premier training establishment in Mizoram for imparting counter-terrorism training with state-of-the-art infrastructure and training facilities for combatants of the Army, Central Armed Police Forces, para military forces and State Police. The school also has a global imprint with soldiers and contingents of more than 48 countries who have undergone regular training here.
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