Army Desert Warfare School

History

Keeping in view the importance of Desert Warfare training, it was decided by Genera! Headquarters in 1980 to establish Army Desert Warfare School at Chhor in two stages. In first stage the school started functioning as Desert Warfare Wing of Divisional Battle School since 14 February 1980. In second stage the institution was upgraded to Army Desert Warfare School on 13 September 1987.


Location

Army Desert Warfare School located at Chhor is 165 km from Hyderabad, a major city of Sindh Province, which is 185 kms from Karachi connected with the country by road/rail and air. Chhor is approachable by road/rail from Hyderabad via Mirpur Khas - Umerkot road/rail track. Umerkot is 20 kms from Chhor and is the last major town in the area with international telephone/telegraph facility and other amenities of daily life. The climatic conditions in the area vary from hot to cold.


Educational Philosophy

  • Mission

    To train Officers, Junior Commissioned Officers and Non-Commissioned Officers of the Army, Navy and Civil Armed Forces in Desert Warfare Operations

  • Scope

    The scope of training being conducted is as under:

    • Characteristics of desert and its effects on troops.
    • Role of different arms/ services in Desert Warfare.
    • Navigational techniques in desert.
    • Survival adroitness.
    • Administrative problems in desert.
    • Fauna and Flora in desert.

The Faculty

The institution has selected instructional staff which comprises following:

  • lx Major - Chief Instructor
  • 3x Captains - Directing Staff
  • x Junior Commissioned Officers - Directing Staff

Extra-Curricular Activities

The Chhor Garrison encompasses all the basic facilities of life. Students get ample opportunity to participate in following extra curricular activities:

  • Playing games like cricket, tennis, football and volleyball
  • Swimming
  • Gymnastic
  • Tombola

Campus

The Army Desert Warfare School provides all the amenities of life in the wilderness through a fully equipped campus:

  • Academic Block
  • Office Block
  • Training Block
  • Mosque
  • Stores
  • Desert Room
  • Planetarium
  • Housing Block
  • Hostel
  • Helipad
  • Auditorium
  • Mess/Dinning Hall
  • Shopping Complex

Conclusion

Army Desert Warfare School plays a vital role in providing specialized training to Pakistan Army in general and desert formations in particular. The School with in its administrative and training expectancy is running the courses in quest to achieve desired standards. The training being imparted at this institution is objective and practical oriented.Army Desert Warfare School plays a vital role in providing specialized training to Pakistan Army in general and desert formations in particular. The School with in its administrative and training expectancy is running the courses in quest to achieve desired standards. The training being imparted at this institution is objective and practical oriented.