Army Ordnance Corps celebrates 233rd anniversary

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New Delhi, Apr 8 (UNI) The Army Ordnance Corps (AOC) celebrated its 233rd anniversary today.

Senior Colonel Comandant and Army Ordnance Corps Directorate General Lt Gen BS Sisodia and other senior officer laid wreath at Amar Jawan Jyoti, India Gate, on the occasion.

The Corps has a long history of providing material management support to the Army both during peace and war and always come out with flying colours, an Army spokesman said.

It is responsible for provisioning, procurement, receipt, warehousing, accounting and issue of an inventory of more than four lakh items, he added.

As materials manager of the Indian Army, the AOC is perhaps one of the largest logistic organisations in the world in terms of size and diversity of inventory, customer base, vendor profile and the geographical extent of the supply chain, the spokesman said.

One of the major responsibilities of the Corps is the management of ammunition, which includes warehousing, in-storage proof to check serviceability, repairs and disposal of unserviceable ammunition by burning or demolition, he added.

The AOC professional skills with value based soldierly attitude, has shown discernible results and acknowledged by commanders.

The feedback reflects very positively on all officers, junior commissioned officers/other ranks and civilians of the Corps.

The indomitable spirit of the Indian soldier pervades all AOC personnel as well. The civilian personnel of the AOC are a unique asset, the spokesman said.

Blessed with a healthy industrial climate, the hierarchy of the Corps makes constant efforts to capitalise on the professionalism and expertise of both combatant and civilian cadres to accomplish organisational goals, he added.

Armed with a Blue Print for change, the AOC is forging ahead with determination to live up to the Corps motto 'Shastra Se Shakti''.


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