These officers were on visit to various defence establishments in Pune. The demonstration exhibited a wide range of combat engineering (CE) tasks performed by the Corps of Engineers during war.
“The multi-tasked role encompassed mobility and counter-mobility tasks. The demo including water plume demolition technique, several mechanically launched bridges, heli-insertion of troops, a MI-17 helicopter carrying a portable bridge, Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Protection techniques, counter Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) operations and a plethora of equipment in action were highlights of the show,” a statement issued by the Army Southern Command stated.
CME took this opportunity to display the might of corps of engineers to several school/college students, scientist, officers of the Paramilitary forces and officers and families of armed forces from other establishments in and around Pune.
The college is a premier tactical and technical training institution and is the alma mater of the Corps of Engineers. The corps comprises of the Combat Engineers, Military Engineering Service (MES), Border Roads Organisation (BRO) and survey.
The college traces back its existence to the erstwhile School of Military Engineering (SME) established in 1943 at Roorkee.
CME is responsible for training of personnel of the corps besides imparting instructions in combat engineering, chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological protection, works services matters to the personnel of all arms and services of the Indian Army. The College conducts a variety of long and short courses to include M Tech and B Tech courses. The College also houses Cadets Training Wing (CTW) a premier Pre-Commission Training institute for training of cadets under the XII STD Technical Entry Scheme (TES).