Chief of Army Staff Visits OTA Gaya
General Manoj Pande, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, ADC, Chief of Army Staff (COAS) visited OTA Gaya on 19-20 Jan 2023. On his arrival, the General Officer was received by Commandant, OTA Gaya, and was apprised of various training activities being conducted at the Academy.
OTA Gaya is the youngest Pre-Commissioning Training Academy (PCTA) of the Indian Army, mandated to train Gentleman Cadets of Technical Entry Scheme (TES) & Special Commissioned Officers (SCO) Courses.
During his interaction with instructional staff and Gentleman Cadets, General Pande impressed upon the necessity of operational preparedness and expectations from future leadership of Indian Armed Forces. The General Officer also lauded the relentless efforts of instructors and staff of OTA Gaya in transforming the young minds to be future combat leaders, armed with pride and resolve to serve the nation.
The General Officer was accompanied by Mrs Archana Pandey, President AWWA.