Sunday, November 06, 2016

27 new officers set to fly high with Army Aviation Wings

Nashik: Amid proud family members and dignitaries, a new batch of 27 young Army officers successfully graduated from the Combat Army Aviation Training School (CATS) at the Gandhi Nagar Air Field on Saturday.
The officers, who come from various arms of the army, were awarded 'Army Aviation Wings' by Lt General RJ Noronha, AVSM, chief of staff, headquarters Southern Command.
Captain Akash Awasthi won the Silver Cheetah this year, for standing first in overall order of merit.
"The Army Aviation Corps has completed 30 glorious years. It is the ultimate force multiplier, a key combat enabler and a vital fighting arm of the Indian Army," said Lt Gen Noronha. He told the officers that they had a challenging career ahead of them and would need to display the highest order of leadership, courage and professional acumen.
06/11/16 Chaitanya Deshpande/Times of India