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High ranking Delegation from National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi visit Mahindra World City, Chennai

A high ranking delegation from the National Defence College (NDC), New Delhi visited Mahindra World City, Chennai onMonday, March 14, 2016. Led by Lt General N S Gehi, PVSM, AVSM; Commandant, National Defence College and Maj. General Satinder Singh, Senior Directing Staff ( Army), NDC; the delegation comprised senior Defence Personnel from the three services, Senior IAS and IPS officials and Senior Defence officials from friendly foreign countries - Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Israel, Sudan, Brazil and South Korea. The visit to Mahindra World City, was the 1st on the Agenda of their 3 day trip to Tamil Nadu. The delegation was given a tour of MWC Chennai and also visited the Infosys facility as part of their visit. The members of delegation were very impressed and praised the development at Mahindra World City, Chennai and Lt. General Gehi remarked that Mahindra World City was an excellent example for City development and urban planning in India. The meeting ended with a lunch hosted in honour of the visiting delegation at the MWC Club.

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National Defence College of India located in New Delhi is the highest seat of strategic learning for Indian Defence and Civil Services officers of the rank of Brigadier or Joint Secretary. This is a very prestigious course attended only by a few hand-picked defence officers of Brigadier (one-star General) rank and from friendly foreign countries. Each year, approximately 25 officers from countries like the USA, UK, Canada, France, Germany, Australia, Vietnam, Sri Lanka, Nepal, UAE and others attend the course.

This college provides strategic leadership to the government of India in national and international security matters and also acts as a think tank on defence matters and holds a very important position in shaping up the Indian defence outlook.

It conducts a 47-week National Security and Strategic Study course each year which commences in the first week of January each year and finishes in the first week of December. The entire course is divided in six subjects spread over two terms. This course also involves extensive travel within and outside the country to visit Indian states and foreign countries where course members meet head of states and important decision makers to understand the political, social and strategic landscape of the state/country.

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