National Defence Bureau,
Chennai, 30 April 2018
India and Kyrgyzstan share a close relationship and are working together to reinforce their bilateral ties through the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation (ITEC) Program. To strengthen military co-operation, five women officers from the Kyrgyzstan Defence Forces arrived at Officers Training Academy, Chennai on 15 Apr 2019 to get acquainted with the various facets of Military Training of Women Officers in the making.
Officers Training Academy, Chennai is one of the premier Military Academies in the world, with the unique distinction of being the only Academy in India to train Women Officers for the Indian Army and Lady Officers from Friendly Foreign Countries.
Initially, Lady Cadets from Bhutan were trained at OTA, Chennai. Subsequently, cadets from Seychelles, Uganda, Maldives and Afghanistan also started getting trained here. OTA has emerged as an international centre of excellence for training of Women Cadets and has trained 411 cadets from friendly foreign countries till date.
The five women Officers from Kyrgyzstan have been acquainted with the latest training practices and methods in vogue at OTA Chennai. They were exposed to the dynamic curriculum, which focuses on development of character and leadership traits, military competence, physical and mental stamina as well as intellectual capacity.
The Officers have also participated in outdoor activities like Obstacle Training, Weapon Training, Lecture and Demonstrations on tactical subjects, Swimming and Equestrian Training.