Indian Army Invites Application from MBBS Candidates for Short Service Commission in Armed Forces Medical Services




Indian Army Invites Application from MBBS Candidates for Short Service Commission in Armed Forces Medical Services 


The Indian Army has invited applications from Indian citizens, both males and females, who have passed their final MBBS (Part-I&II) examination in first or second attempt and completed/completing internship for grant of Short Service Commission in the Armed Forces Medical Services. The Armed Forces Medical Services offer a very exciting and satisfying career to the young men and women of this country providing them opportunity to serve in varied terrain and operational conditions. It will be an experience which they will cherish throughout their life. 

As per the requirements of the Army, the applicant must possess medical qualification included in First/Second Schedule or Part II of the Third Schedule of IMC Act 1956. The applicant must have permanent registration from any State Medical Council or MCI. Post graduate degree/diploma holders e.g. MD/MS/MCh/DM/DNB/DM/DLO/DOMS/DA may also apply. Only those candidates who have completed/completing their internship on or before 31 Mar 2016 need to apply. Army has specified that the candidate must not have attained 45 years of age as on 31 Dec 2016. 

The interview for the Short Service Commission in the Armed Forces Medical Services will be held at Pune, Maharashtra. Detailed instructions and information are available on the website www.amcsscentry.gov.in.


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Indo-Seychelles Joint Training 'Ex Lamitye' concludes 

Exercise ‘Lamitye – 2016’, seventh in the series of Indo-Seychelles Joint Training Exercises, was conducted from 15 to 28 February 2016 at Victoria, Mahe Island, Seychelles with an aim to improve interoperability between both Armies in jointly fighting Counter Insurgency / Counter Terrorism. The Indian contingent comprised of an infantry platoon and representatives from the Special Forces. The Seychelles People’s Defence Forces (SPDF) was represented by the Tazar (Special Forces Unit) and Seychelles Infantry. A total of 52 personnel from the SPDF took part in the exercise, including 20 Tazar (Special Forces Unit) personnel. ‘Exercise Lamitye’ meaning ‘Friendship in Creole’ has been a bridge between the Armed Forces of India and SPDF since 2001. Focused on interoperability in drills pertaining to Counter Insurgency & Counter Terrorism, a number of activities and exercises were conducted during the joint training. 

‘Exercise Sea Hunt’, was an apt culmination , wherein Cordon & Search operations were enmeshed with hostage rescue operations in an Anti-Piracy setting at Cape Ternay, with realistic orchestration of events extending over two days in an urban insurgency environment. 

Brigadier Leopold Payet, Chief of Seychelles Defence Forces, H.E. Mr. Sanjay Panda, High Commissioner of India to Seychelles, Lieutenant Colonel Gudur, Military Attache, High Commission of India to Seychelles and Observer Delegation from Indian Army consisting of senior officers were present during the closing ceremony held on 29 February 2016. Senior military Commanders after a detailed briefing and interaction with troops expressed their satisfaction on the level of synergy and interoperability achieved between the two contingents. 

The officers and soldiers of SPDF were highly appreciative of the high standards of training and operational capability of the Indian Army. The joint training was an ideal platform for fostering jointmanship and interoperability between the defence forces of both the countries. 

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Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain takes over as Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command 

Vice Admiral Atul Kumar Jain, AVSM, VSM took over as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Bimal Verma on 27 February 2016. In the course of his distinguished career, Vice Admiral Jain has held various Operational, Staff and Command Appointments. 

Vice Admiral Jain is an alumnus of the Sainik School (Rewa), National Defence Academy (Pune), the Defence Services Staff College (Wellington, Ooty), the College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and the National Defence College (Pretoria, South Africa). He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 July 1982 and post specialisation in Gunnery and Missile Warfare, he held appointments as Gunnery Officer of missile destroyers, IN Ships Ranvijay and Ranvir. 

The Flag Officer’s noteworthy afloat appointments include command of missile corvettes Nirghat, Khukri, missile destroyer INS Rajput and indigenously built stealth destroyer INS Mysore. He was also the commissioning Executive Officer of INS Brahmaputra and the Fleet Operations Officer of the Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam. 

Amongst his important ashore appointments, Vice Admiral Jain has been the Director Naval Intelligence (Protocol), Director Foreign Liaison and Principal Director Staff Requirement at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy). 

2 On elevation to the Flag Rank on 03 October 2011, he was appointed as the first Flag Officer Commanding Karnataka Naval Area, Karwar. Thereafter, the Flag Officer took over command of the prestigious Eastern Fleet and also served as Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command. On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 April 15, he was holding the appointment of the Controller Personnel Services at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) prior to taking over as the Chief of Staff, ENC. 

For his distinguished service, the Flag Officer was awarded Vishisht Seva Medal in 2009 and Ati Vishisht Seva Medal in 2015. 

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma, the outgoing Chief of Staff, has proceeded on transfer as the Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command at Port Blair. 

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Senior most Submariner of Navy Calls it a day 

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC, the 12th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) & Indian Navy’s senior most submariner has retired from service leaving behind a legacy and some milestones in his illustrious career spanning four decades. He handed over the reins of ANC to Vice Admiral Bimal Verma AVSM on 29 Feb 2016. 

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee, an alumnus of the Rashtriya Indian Military College, Dehra Dun and the National Defence Academy, Pune was commissioned into the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1977. The Flag Officer has commanded ships as well as submarines, notable among them being the Type 1500 submarines and Guided Missile Destroyer INS Rajput. 

During his career he held numerous senior Staff and Command appointments which include Commodore Commanding Submarines (West), Principal Director Submarine Operations and Principal Director Submarine Acquisition at Naval Headquarters. As a Flag Officer he has held the prestigious appointments of Flag Officer Submarines (FOSM), Flag Officer Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area (FOMAG), Inspector General Nuclear Safety (IGNS) and Deputy Chief of Naval Staff (DCNS) at Naval Headquarters. 

In his long and illustrious career, the Flag Officer has also walked through the portals of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington, the College of Naval Warfare, Mumbai and the National Defence College, New Delhi. 

During his tenure as Commander-in-Chief, Andaman & Nicobar Command, which he assumed on 01 Jun 2014, he has set benchmarks which will now guide the next generation of leaders to emulate. Under his stewardship some notable achievements are; being the first responder with relief materials to Visakhapatnam, Eastern Naval Command, during cyclone Hud Hud, induction of two additional Mi 17V5 helicopters, Unmanned Arial Vehicle Operations from Port Blair & Carnic as also the maiden OTR of INS Chakra (Nuclear Powered Submarine). His efforts also resulted in night landings at Port Blair and revalidation of numerous Operating procedures at the Andaman Nicobar Command. His thrust area of infrastructure & accretions resulted in basing of Fast Interceptor Crafts in outlying Islands & construction of Operational Shelters at Kamorta, Neil & Hut Bay. 

One of his visionary implementation was the placing of “eyes & ears” along the west coast of the Andaman & Nicobar Islands which has resulted in increased surveillance and monitoring of uninhabited Islands and locations. 

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee is a recipient of the Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Nau Sena Medal (Gallantry) and has been recently appointed as honourary ADC to the President of India. 

Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee is married to Mrs Sharmistha Chatterjee (Rubu) who grew up in Kolkata. They have two daughters Priyankhee and Prathistha. Now with time on his side the Admiral can immerse himself in Golf, painting and music, all of which are his passion. Mrs Sharmistha Chatterjee who has been managing their home for the last 35 years as his better half now plans to keep up with her interests in music, gardening and visiting various parts of the country and the world. The general populace of the Islands wish them all the luck and a happy second innings. 

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Vice Admiral HCS Bisht takes over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command 

Vice Admiral HCS Bisht, AVSM took over as the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command from Vice Admiral Satish Soni, PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC at an impressive Ceremonial Parade held at the Naval Base here today, 29 February 2016.  Admiral Bisht inspected the Ceremonial Guard and reviewed platoons of naval personnel drawn from various ships and establishments of the Eastern Naval Command.

Vice Admiral Satish Soni will be retiring from the Naval Service today on completion of forty years of illustrious career.  He was accorded a farewell by the Eastern Naval Command by the traditional ‘Pulling Out’ Ceremony, wherein he was ceremonially pulled out in a jeep by Flag Officers and Commanding Officers of Ships and Naval establishments, to resounding ‘Teen Jais’  from the men to the outgoing Commander-in-Chief.

Commissioned on 01 July 1979, Vice Admiral Bisht is an alumnus of Sainik School (Ghorakhal, Nainital), the National Defence Academy (Pune), Royal Naval Staff College (Greenwich, UK), College of Naval Warfare (Mumbai) and the National Defence College (New Delhi).  In the course of his distinguished career, the Flag Officer has held various operational, staff/training and command appointments.
           
Vice Admiral Bisht's important afloat appointments include Executive Officer of the ASW Corvette INS Ajay, Commander Work Up in the Indian Naval Work Up Team (INWT) at Kochi, Fleet Gunnery Officer of the Eastern Fleet at Visakhapatnam, commissioning Commanding Officer of the Missile Corvette INS Kora and Command of the stealth frigate, INS Tabar.

Amongst his other important Training/ Staff appointments, the Flag Officer has been the Training Commander, Naval Gunnery School, INS Dronacharya at Kochi; Director, Naval Intelligence at Naval Headquarters and has also served as Defence Attaché at the High Commission of India, Singapore.   

On promotion to Flag rank on 28 January 2008, the Admiral has served as Assistant Controller of Carrier Projects at Naval Headquarters, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command; Flag Officer Sea Training at Kochi, Flag Officer Commanding Eastern Fleet, at Visakhapatnam and Asst Chief of Personnel (HRD) at Naval Headquarters.  On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 September 2012, the Flag Officer held appointments as the Controller Personnel Services (CPS) at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy) and as Director General of Indian Coast Guard (DGICG).

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Vice Admiral Bimal Verma AVSM takes over as Commander-in-Chief Andaman & Nicobar Command 

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma AVSM took over as the 13th Commander-in-Chief of the Andaman & Nicobar Command (CINCAN) on 29 Feb 16, succeeding Vice Admiral Pradeep Kumar Chatterjee PVSM, AVSM, NM, ADC who retired after 39 years of illustrious service today. 

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma is an alumnus of the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC) and National Defence Academy where he was adjudged the best Naval Cadet. He was commissioned in the Indian Navy on 01 Jan 1980 and specialised in ‘Communication and Electronic Warfare’. In the course of his distinguished career, the Flag Officer has held numerous important Command, Staff and Operational appointments. 

Vice Admiral Verma’s noteworthy afloat appointments include commissioning crew of INS Viraat, Signal Communication Officer of INS Ganga and Fleet Communication Officer of Western Fleet. He has also been the Commanding Officer of amphibious platforms such as INS Shardul and Magar, missile destroyer INS Ranjit and guided missile destroyer INS Mysore. 

Amongst his important ashore appointments, the Flag Officer has been the Principal Director Naval Operations at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), Naval Attache in Tehran, Captain Local Work-up team (LWT) at Visakhapatnam, INTEG (Indian Naval Tactical Evolution Group) and has also served with the Signal Intelligence Organisation. 

On elevation to the Flag rank, Vice Admiral Verma has held appointments as Flag Officer Doctrines & Concepts, Flag Officer Commanding Maharashtra and Gujarat Naval Area, Assistant Chief of Naval Staff (Information Warfare & Operations) and Flag Officer ‘Alternative Operational Base’ project. On promotion to the rank of Vice Admiral on 01 November 12, the Flag Officer was appointed as the Chief of Staff, Eastern Naval Command where he also coordinated the recently concluded International Fleet Review 2016. 

For his distinguished services, Vice Admiral Bimal Verma has been awarded the Ati Vishisht Seva Medal. 

Vice Admiral Bimal Verma is married to Mrs. Seema Verma and they have two daughters. 

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