National Defence Bureau,
New Delhi, 07 May 2018
Valedictory Function of the 30th Naval Higher Command Course (NHCC) was held at the Naval War College, INS Mandovi, Verem, Goa on 07 May 2018. Vice Admiral AR Karve, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief Southern Naval Command presided as Chief Guest over the function during the course of the function he presented certificates to all participants and awards to the officers who had excelled during the course.
Captain T Sugreev was awarded the Chief of Naval Staff Gold Medal, Captain Sandeep Kumar the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (West) Silver Medal and Captain Nitesh Garg the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief (South) Silver Medal.
The Naval War College is a premier training institution of the Indian Navy and one of the three war college of the Indian Armed Forces. Rear Admiral Sandeep Beecha, is the present Commandant of the Naval War College. The NHCC is the flagship course of the NWC and is conducted over 37 weeks. It is attended by 38 Captains and equivalent from the armed forces all selected on their merit in service. The course curriculum of NHCC covers a wide ambit and canvas of subjects with primary focus on the areas of International Relations, International Political Economy, National Security, Strategy and Policy, Higher Defence Management, Joint Operations, Operational level Planning and Wargaming, Military Technology, Logistics Management and Research Methodology.
During the course, the participating officers undertake research on a wide variety of subjects related to strategic and operational importance to the nation in general and the armed forces in particular. Eligible officers also work towards the award of MPhil degree in Defence and Strategic Studies. On the occasion of the Valedictory function the Flag officer Commanding-in-Chief also released the China Compendium which was compiled by the College and is a collection of research papers on various aspects of China and its military.
The graduating officers will now go on to occupy key operational and staff billets in the armed forces and coastguard.