GUWAHATI, May 1 - The elite Counter Insurgency & Jungle Warfare (CIJW) School in Mizoram celebrated its 50th raising day today with a series of events which commenced from April 30.
The Commandant of the School, Maj Gen MK Mago, in a Special Sainik Sammelan, complimented all ranks of the school for their commitment and professionalism.
The CIJW School was raised in 1967 by Lt Col (later Lt General) Mathew Thomas as an ad-hoc jungle training school at Mynkre near Shillong. In September 1968, the school was rechristened as the 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 as the CIJW School. Over the years, the school has carved a niche for imparting counter-terrorism training with state-of-the-art infrastructure and training facilities for combatants of the Indian Army, Central Armed Police Forces, paramilitary forces and State police.
The school has also a global imprint with soldiers and contingents of more than 48 countries undergoing regular training here. Most of these countries today are actively involved in counter-terrorism operations in their homelands. � Staff Reporter