Corps of Signals Commemorates 15th Reunion

Indian Army Corps of Signals is a corps and an arm of the Indian Army, which handles its military communications.

It was formed on 15 February 1911 as a separate entity under Lieutenant Colonel S H Powell, and went on to make important contributions to World War I and World War II. The corps celebrated its 100 year anniversary of its raising on 15 February 2011.

Corps of Signals will be celebrating its 15th Reunion (held every 5 years) on 15 Feb 2016.

To commemorate the 15th Reunion of the Corps of Signals and the Golden Jubilee of the raising of 2 Army HQ Signal Regiment, Army HQ Signals is planning to embark on a challenging trekking expedition to Pindari which was flagged off by the SO-in-C, Lt Gen Nitin Kohli from the historic India Gate lawns on 21 Sep 2015.

The trekking expedition is aimed at inculcating the spirit of adventure amongst all ranks.

The team led by an officer and thirteen other ranks will aim to reach Pindari Zero Point located ahead of Loharkhet in Uttrakhand.

The team will traverse approximately 88km over the inhospitable challenging trail to Pindari Zero point. The expedition would be over 14 days with an average trek of 10-12 km daily.

The trek, besides showcasing the versatility of the Corps of Signals, will also aim to promote awareness about “Swachh Bharat” during the campaign.

The Corps works closely with the Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) to develop command and control software, notably the Samyukta Electronic Warfare System, a mobile integrated electronic warfare system, developed along with Bharat Electronics Limited.

The Military College of Telecommunication Engineering (MCTE), Mhow is a premiere training institute of the Corps of Signals, while its war museum is situated at Jabalpur, where 1 Signal Regiment is based.