Army officer dies on training course in Mhow War College


MHOW: An Army officer, who was an instructor at the elite Army War College at Mhow died of a heart attack while on outdoor training with a batch of young officers in Choral range area on Thursday evening.

According to Mhow police, Lt Col Himanshu Vohra, 43, was posted in the Junior Command Wing of Army War College and had gone for field exercises near the Mhow-Simrol Road along with members of directing staff and officers undergoing the Junior Command Course. He suffered acute chest pain during the training session, and was immediately taken to Mhow Military Hospital in the ambulance that trails the course. He was declared dead on arrival and Mhow police registered a case of death.

The AWC authorities informed his family who live in Old Shivaji Marg Colony in the cantonment. Lt Col Vohra was commissioned in 6/8 Gorkha regiment — one of the most celebrated infantry units in the Army — and was a native of RNT Marg, Dehradun. He is survived by his wife and two children. According to sources, the heart attack was not triggered by excessive strain or physical fatigue since the training exercise, which he was leading, did not involve a lot of physical activities.

AWC stresses on warfare tactics

Unlike the courses run for young officers in Infantry School, at AWC the stress is on tactics of warfare.
AWC runs courses for Junior Command, Senior Command and Higher command. Passing these courses is mandatory for promotion and command of formation.

Source : Times of India


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