Military Training Team

Training Team

Lt General Raymond Noronha (Retd.)



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

Cdo. Vikram Pujala - Marcos Commando

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

Capt. Fajru Khan - Squadron Commander

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

Hon. Sub Maj. Khurshed Hssain - Subedar

  • Served 28 years in the elite Maratha Light infantry in the J&K
  • Immense Experience in Active Counter insurgency operations

Ms. Sultana Shaikh - Trainer

  • Expert Mountaineer with many expeditions
  • Outdoor Activity Trainer