Military Training Team

Military
Training Team

Lt General Raymond Noronha (Retd.)

PVSM, AVSM**, SM

Noronha

Professional Director

Lt. General Raymond Noronha (Retd.) PVSM, AVSM**, SM retired as the Chief of Staff Southern Command after 40 years of distinguished and decorated service.

Awarded by the President of India for his services

  • Param Vishisht Seva Medal
  • Twice awarded the Ati Vishisht Sena Medal
  • Sena Medal

To his Credits:-

  • Extensive service on Indo-Pak and Indo-China Borders
  • Counter Terrorism and Counter Insurgency operations in J&K and North East India
  • Instructor at a premier Army Training Institution
  • Held important operational and strategic appointments at the apex level
  • Raised the fi rst Mountain Strike Corps of Indian Army

Trainers Profile

The Training Team consists of the best of the best Special Operations Veterans from the NSG (Black Cats),
Army Special Forces (SF), Marine Commandos (Marcos) and experienced Army Instructors.

Col. V.G. Pande - Group Commander

  • Veteran with 30 years of experience
  • Black Cat Commando (NSG)
  • Extensive Counter Insurgency Experience
  • Part of United Nations Mission Congo

Col. Milind Patwardhan - Deputy Group Commander

  • Veteran with 26 years Experience
  • Has rich combat experience of Counter Terrorism Operations.
  • Taken part in more than a dozen encounters in J & K Valley

Capt. Fajru Khan - Squadron Commander

  • Veteran with 28 years Experience
  • A Weapons and Tactics Specialist
  • Instructor of Young Officers of Army

Subedar Ramakant Chaudhari – Squadron Commander

  • Para Commando
  • Specialist in High Altitude & Jungle
  • Demolition Expert and Sky Marshal

Cdo. Vikram Pujala – Squadron Commando

  • One of the 1st Batch of 8 Marcos respondants at the 26/11 Taj attacks
  • Operational experience at Sea and Counter Insurgency
  • A Black Belt

Havildar Rafik Shaikh - Security Officer

  • Paratrooper from Mechanised Infantry
  • Counter Insurgency Experience in the East
  • Ace Shooter

Ms. Sultana Shaikh - Trainer

  • Expert Mountaineer with many expeditions
  • Outdoor Activity Trainer

Pravin Athavle – Senior Instructor

  • Well versed with Local terrain
  • Good knowledge of local customs, flaura & fauna

Arshad Shaikh - Senior Instructor

  • Black belt in Taekwondo
  • Self Defence techniques expert

Devesh Kelkar – Senior Instructor

  • C’ Certificate holder of the NCC
  • Qualified in Disaster Management & Urban rescue operations.