History of Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers firstly came into existence as the Corps of Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (IEME). IEME provided yeoman's service during the Second World War and post independence came to be known as the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME). Over the years, the Corps has changed considerably in role and size and it had contributed effectively during 1962, 1965, 1971 wars, etc. With the proliferation of high technology and modernisation of the gallant Army, the Corps was re-christened as the "Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers" on 1st of January, 2001. Continuing the journey of enhancing professionalism the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers has spearheaded the management of technology transition. The programme is organised to co-partner the users and improve threshold levels of technology absorption and assimilation.
Role of Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers
Modernisation of the Indian Army has been progressing at a very fast pace. The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers continue to remain ahead of times by pro-actively identifying technological needs. While the Nodal Repair Centres and Technology Centres in the Corps Zone Workshops help in engineering support management and field deployment of state of the art equipment, the field workshops help in maintaining high reliability and availability of equipment. Further the Advance Base Workshops and Army Base Workshops which form the fourth echelon of repair, undertake equipment overhaul and manufacture of critical spares.
The diversity and dexterity of the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers stand out in each aspect of soldiering. Modern day operational requirements need a synergic blend of healthy body and sound technical mind. The Corps has excelled with aplomb in sports and adventure activities. The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers has produced outstanding sportsmen who have contributed effectively in National and International events including Olympics. Athletics, sailing, rowing, squash, weight lifting, mountaineering and hot air ballooning are some events where this arm has produced stalwarts who have done the Nation proud. The Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers Hockey team has also earned a reputation amongst the best national level hockey teams.
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