The opening ceremony of Serial No. 4 Higher Command and Management Course (HCMC) was held amid a ceremony at Nepali Sainik War Collage, Nagarkot on March 16, 2017. The Chief of the Army Staff (COAS) Gen Rajendra Chhetri graced the ceremony as the Chief Guest. The three-month course is being attended by 25 student officers of the Nepalese Army in the ranks of Colonel and senior Lieutenant Colonels.
Addressing the ceremony, COAS Gen Chhetri emphasized on the research, open discussions and peer learning within the Professional Military Education which will enable to make more effective decisions and develop sound plans in the modern and complex operational environment.
Speaking on the occasion, COAS Gen Chhetri said that multifaceted nature of current security environment; on account of unique geostrategic location, international terrorism and other factors demand the military leaders to possess high degree of situational awareness and professional competency, in addition to firm ethos and values.
COAS Gen Chhetri said that the competency, professional knowledge and standards of conduct are crucial for the development of the institution and for projecting its glorious image internationally. He further believed the student officers will increase their proficiency in management skills and be well versed on latest international affairs and trends in military affairs and strategy. He expressed the confidence that the War College, under the supervision of DGMT & D (Directorate General of Military Training & Doctrine), with immensely capable instructors, will tailor the impartation of valuable knowledge to meet the objective of this course.
Chief Instructor (CI) of the course, Major General Prabhu Ram Sharma delivered the welcome speech at the beginning of the ceremony.
Also present at the programme were defense secretary, serving and retired General officers, ex-commandant of the collage, faculty members & officers of Nepalese Army along with the Subject Matter Experts.