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. 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 respondents 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

Pravin Athavle – Senior Instructor

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