युध्दाय कृत निश्चयः (Sanskrit)
Motto in English
|Enter into Battle with Resolve|
|Type||Defence Service Training Institute|
|Established||1 April 1971|
|Commandant||Lieutenant General Devendra Pratap Pandey UYSM, AVSM, VSM|
|Campus||533.5 acres (2.159 km2)|
|Affiliations||Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore|
The Army War College, Mhow (A.W.C.) is a defence service training and research institution of the Indian Army located in Mhow, Madhya Pradesh. It develops and evaluates concepts and doctrines for tactics and logistics for the army. The college trains about 1,200 officers of the Indian Army, as well as paramilitary forces each year. The present Commandant Lt. Gen. DP Pandey UYSM, AVSM, VSM
The college was originally established as the College of Combat at Mhow on 1 April 1971. It was spun out of the Infantry School, Mhow. It continued to operate from the campus of the Infantry School until 1988, when the college moved to its new campus. In 2003, the college was renamed as the Army War College, Mhow.
A.W.C. develops doctrines and trains Army personnel for operations in existing environments to which the Indian Army forces are typically deployed, keeping in mind the modern technology and systems they encounter. A.W.C. aims to train forces for synchronised operation with other services of the armed forces.
It develops and validates new operational and logistic concepts through conceptual studies, war games, discussions and seminars.
The courses offered at A.W.C. include the Higher Command Course, the Senior Command Course, the Junior Command Course and the Defence Management Course. The Higher Command course is a part of a Master of Philosophy programme in Defence Management, affiliated with the Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya (also known as Indore University).
About 1,200 officers of the Indian Army and Indian paramilitary forces undergo training at A.W.C. each year. In addition, about 100 officers of foreign armies also go through A.W.C. courses annually.