The Secunderabad Cantonment north of Hyderabad comprises a number of defense establishments. In 1798 an alliance signed between Hyderabad's Nizam Sikander Jah and the British East India Company made an area north of Hussain Sagar lake into a contonment, named Secunderabad after Nizam Sikander Jah. Hyderabad and Secunderabad form one of the few twin cities of the world -- Secunderabad is the northern half of the Hyderabad urban agglomeration. The cities have merged, though an imaginary line drawn across the Tank Bund is still used to distinguish between them.
The old Secunderabad of the bazaars is complemented by the modern business quarter, residential areas, and the large military cantonment, which is said to be the second largest in India. The large Parade ground marks the border between Secunderabad's business area and Secunderabad Cantonment. The red tiled roofs of the old British army buildings [Winston Churchill was stationed here as a young man] include the Army Ordnance Corps Centre, and the Electronics and Mechanical Engineering [EME] Centre. Tirumalagiri [a corruption of Tirumalagiri], on a hill now called Gunrock, is the site of a well designed and maintained military prison. The cobbled road past Gunrock goes to a small lake on the other side. Ammuguda is a railway station on the suburban line in Secunderabad, with a series of bouldery hillocks near, including the Hyderabad skyline landmark "dargah" on the hill. Around the hill are various military offices, including the College of Military Engineering (MCME).
333rd Missile Regiment
According to some reports the Prithvi ballistic missile has entered service with the Indian Army, deployed with the 333rd Missile Regiment of the XIth Corps, based in Secunderabad.
Army Ordnance Corps [AOC] Centre Secunderabad
The logistics function of the Army Ordnance Corps involves the mechanics of provisioning and procuring of all stores required to raise and maintain an efficient and effective fighting Army. Ordnance is responsible for Ammunition Management for the complete range of munitions, from a pistol bullet to all missiles. The AOC Centre is responsible for training of recruits and other ranks of the Army Ordnance Corps. Apart from imparting Military training, training in ancillary trades like Textile Repair, Equipment repair, Saddlery, Carpentry, Painting, Tailoring and Driving is also imparted. In June 1953 all elements of the Army Ordnance Corps Centre were amalgamated at its present location at Secunderabad.
College of Defence Management Bolaram Post, Secunderabad 500 010 INDIA Tele : 040 - 862259-2215. Fax : 040 - 862548
The Institute of Defence Management (IDM) was founded at Secunderabad in June 1970. The Vice President of India, Shri GS Pathak inaugurated this inter-services institute on 08 December 1970. In 1980, the IDM was renamed as the College of Defence Management (CDM). The CDM conducts training programs oriented towards the application of management concept and techniques to defence situations in all facets - operations, logistics, intelligence and training. The prominent training programmes conducted by the CDM are Long Defence Management Course, Senior Defence Management Course, Defence Management Seminar and Assignment Oriented Management Training Programme. The College also undertakes management consultancy studies.. The College has trained over 3500 officers upto the rank of Maj Gen/R Adm/Air Vice Mshl in defense management through its on-campus programs. Presently the College is housed at two main locations. The institutional and administrative facilities are co-located with the 1 EME Centre whereas the Officers' Mess complex is situated opposite the MCEME Officers' Mess. A permanent location of the College has been planned on 54 acres of land in Secunderabad Cantonment.
Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME) Trimulgherry, Secunderabad 500 015
The Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (MCEME), located in Secunderabad, provides training for entry into the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers [EME]. MCEME includes a Faculty of Aeronautical Engineering, the Young Officers Course, and the Advanced Telecommunication Engineering program. In May 1998 the MCEME became the first Indian educational institute to secure ISO 9001 certification for quality in training and development of simulators. As of late 1998 some 250 officers and 2,000 other personnel were undergoing training in 65 different programs.
College of Air Warfare [CAW] Secunderabad
The College of Air Warfare [CAW] is located in Secunderabad. The Joint Air Warfare Course (JAWC) hosted by the CAW Training Unit in Secunderabad trains Army, Navy, Air Force officer in the three aspects of Joint Air Warfare Viz Counter Surface Force Ops (CFSO), Air Transport Support and Air Defence.
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