Pakistan Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering

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Pakistan Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering
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Active 13 May 1956-
Country  Pakistan
Allegiance  Pakistan Army
Role Science and Technology
Size 45,000 (vary as troops are rotated)
Headquarters/Garrison General's Combatant Headquarters (GHQ)
Nickname PEME
Pakistan EME
EME
Engagements Indo-Pakistani War of 1965
Indo-Pakistani War of 1971
Indo-Pakistani War of 1999
Indo-Pakistan standoff of 2001
War in North-West Pakistan
Commanders
Colonel-Commandant LGen Tanvir Tahir, EME
Engineer-in-Chief
Notable
commanders
LGen Talat Masood
Lt Gen Saeed Qadir

The Pakistan Army Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (Urdu: ﺁرمي اليكڑ يكل و ميكينكل انجينيرينگ كور; Army Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Core, abbreviated as EME, is an active military administrative non-combatant staff corps, and one of the major science and technology command of Pakistan Army.[1][2] The Corps major objective tasks are the maintenance, services, inceptions, and repairing of almost every electrical and mechanical battlefield vehicles, electronic gadgets, tanks, military aviation vehicles, and researching and developing heavy mechanical projects for Pakistan Army.[3]

It came into existence on 1942 as Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (REME), and was made responsible for inspecting equipments of Royal Army Ordnance Corps and Royal Army Service Corps.[3] The Corps became an initial part of Indian Army Corps of Engineers on May 1943.[3] However, the Corps could not participate in any conflict in World War II, and the element of EME was integrated in Indian Army by the British Government.[3]

In 1947, small engineering units formed what was then known as Pakistan EME, but was officially given commission in 1957 as EME, with only 20 officers were part of the Corps.[3] In order to produce the officers and personnel, the College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering (CEME) was established.[1] All of the personnel and officers are sent to CEME before starting their active duty in the Corps.[1] In 1959, its objectives were expanded it was asked to repair and maintained the aerospace equipments of PAF, Navy and Marines, though the services later established their own units.[3] As for its war capabilities, the Corps took participation in 1965 war, 1971 war, 1999 war, 2001 standoff with India, and the recent operations. In 1960, an airborne course was established in the EME, making it mandatory for its officers and personnel to complete the parachute course. The Corps has the oldest active parachutist in the country.[3] Since 1969, its infrastructure extensively grew in means of personnel and the equipments and since then, the Corps has produced many distinguished officers, amongst them Lieutenant-General Talat Masood.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "College of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering". NUST. NUST Science Society. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  2. ^ Pakistan Army. "Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering". Pakistan Army. Director-General for Public Relations. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h Khan, BE, ME, PE, (Mechanical Engineering), Brigadier-General Sher. "Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers". Brigadier-General Sher Khan and Defence Journal of Pakistan. Brigadier-General Sher Khan and Defence Journal of Pakistan. Retrieved 21 December 2011. 

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