Corps of Army Air Defence celebrates 25th Raising Day
On January 10, 2018, the Corps of Army Air Defence celebrated its 25th raising day. Corps of Army Air Defence is one of the active corps of Indian army tasked with protection of Indian air spaces from enemy aircrafts and missiles, specially below 5000 feet.
The Corps of Army Air Defence was first raised during British era in 1939 and it took active participation in the Second World War. However, since January 10, 1994, it is exercising autonomous status.
Since then, it has grown in stature and proved its mettle in almost all major conflicts.
The crest of Corps of Army Air Defence portrays a missile in silver tint, with radar antennae in gold colour fixed on the either side. Its motto “आकाशे शत्रुन् जहि ” (Kill The Enemy in Sky) has been imprinted on its crest and flag. The current Director General of Corps of Army Air Defence is Lt. Gen. A K Sahgal.
The personnel of Air Defence Corps are trained at Army Air Defence College (AADC) at Gopalpur cantonment, Odisha.