The Uganda Peoples’ Defense Forces (UPDF) has Monday rewarded the “PSC” DAGGER Award to four Indian military officers.
The ceremony which took place at the Ministry of Defense and Veteran Affairs headquarters in Mbuya presided by the Chief of Defense Forces (CDF) Gen David Muhoozi, saw the Indian Military trainers Brig Gen Ranjit Singh, Col Ranjesh Nambiar, Col Amit Suneja and Capt Manish Shandev appreciated with accolades.
While presenting the awards, Muhoozi praised the Indian officers for the job well done during their two year stay at Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka, revealing that the Indian military has had good working relations with the UPDF for some good time.
“Thank you for imparting exceptional skills to our senior officers. The skills you have unreservedly imparted in them will greatly impact the development of the Force. Thank you for bridging the gap between the UPDF and the Indian Association of Uganda.
Our relationship with the Indian Association of Uganda has greatly improved partly because of you,” said Muhoozi.
He asked the Indian team to find a way they could partner with the Indian Association of Uganda in helping fight COVID-19 pandemic in the Country.
“There are people who cannot afford to buy hand sanitizers, soap and water among others needed in the fight against this pandemic, if we could work together and see how to provide these essentials, this virus would be put out.”
Muhoozi also applauded the team for their work towards the development of Senior Command and Staff College Kimaka including building a basket ball court, donating a sixty five (65) seater bus and TATA trucks among others.
Lt Gen Andrew Gutti, the Commandant of Senior Command and Staff College, Kimaka commended the Indian Officers for executing their duties very well and leaving behind a good mark.
“You have left behind big shoes we hope that the team that will come after you will be able to fit in and also work diligently like you.”
Brig Gen Ranjit Singh who led the Indian Officers hailed the UPDF under the leadership of the Commander in Chief, His Excellency Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and the CDF for the hospitality and good working relations saying they are committed to continue working with the UPDF for the good cause.