ABOUT US
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HISTORY

       Among premier training Institutions of the BSF, Central School of Weapons and Tactics, Indore is the oldest and is subscribed by the widest spectrum of trainees from other organizations. It trains not only BSF personnel for skill-at-arms but also trains Officers and Constabulary of different States and Central Police Organizations, both for skill-at-arms and minor tactics designed to deal with armed anti social elements and insurgents operating in different parts of India

       In 1930 Maharaja Tukoji Rao Holkar of Indore commissioned this campus for stationing his ‘ Ist Cavalry’ and ‘Topkhana’ unit which had approximately 100 horses and a dozen guns. The Cavalry unit was disbanded in 1938 but the guns were retained for ceremonial purposes. Soon after, in 1940, Maharaja of Indore established a training center for recruits at this location and christened the same as ‘Indore Training Centre’. After Independence, these assets were transferred to the Police Department of erstwhile Madhya Bharat State and the Institution was renamed as "Police Training School" which trained Constables, Head Constables, Sub Inspectors, Inspectors and Dy SsP.

      In order to ensure that Police Forces of various states of Independent India are trained on modern weapons and enabled to deal with armed insurgents, anti-social elements etc, Union Govt re-christened this Institute as Central School of Weapons and Tactics on 15 June 1963 and it started functioning the aegis of IB.      

      Shri K F Rustamji, the first Director General of BSF, had this Institution transferred to BSF on 1st June 1966 .This he did in order to realize a dream conceptualizing bringing together ranks and files of various State and Central Police Organizations at a platform for the purpose of  acquiring and progressing  their skills at Weapons and Minor Tactics. He believed that this Institution will imbibe all good practices of subscribing organizations so as to design and conduct training in a manner to meet the requirements of subscribing organizations uniformly and thus empowering them further to train their rank and file through those who attended training programmes at CSWT.

       CSWT has carried out these tasks with distinction and till 26 Sept 2012 trained 47,265 personnel (including officers) of BSF, CPOs and SPOs and also trained 180 personnel from other countries like Nepal, Bhutan, Maldives and Afaghanisthan.

        CSWT, Indore was declared as ‘Centre of Excellence’ by Govt of India on 30 th September 1999 for the purpose of training being imparted on Weapons and tactics courses conducted at this Institution. CSWT, Indore is among a few premier institutions in India which is ISO-9001:2008 and ISO-14001:2004 certified institution.

  TASKS ASSIGNED TO THE INSTITUTION
i)     Train and prepare quality instructors on selected professional subjects for various   organizations.
  • Weapon Instructors for Border Security Force.
  • Weapon and Tactics Instructors  for State & Central Police Organizations.
  • Map Reading Instructors for Border Security Force.
  • Sniper Instructors for Border Security Force. 
  • Armourers for BSF, State and Central Police Organizations.
  • Up gradation of Armourers for BSF, State and Central Police Organizations.
  • AIsA for BSF, State and Central Police Organizations

ii)     Impart foundation training to newly recruited constables of BSF.
iii)    Fabricate and manufacture spare parts of Small Arms being used in the Force.
iv)   Train BSF Shooting Teams for All India Police Championship, National and International Shooting Competitions.
v)    Organize and conduct Inter Frontier Platoon Weapons Shooting Competition.
vi)   Impart pre-course training to BSF Officers, Sos & UOs detailed on PW and MRI Courses with Army.
vii)  Fabricate sectionised weapons and supply to other BSF training Institutions for Weapon Training.
viii) Conduct pre-promotion cadres & Map reading courses.
ix)   Produce Video Training Films and CBT packages for use by BSF and State/Central Police Organizations.
x)   Prepare, print,update and supply training pamphlets/précis to trainees and their parent Organizations.
xi)  Act as recruitment agency for various non-gazetted posts in BSF.

LAYOUT / TRAINING FACILITIES /ADMINISTRATIVE AMINITIES 

          Spread over an area of 162 acres, CSWT has a well laid-out campus. It is well defined into training areas, administrative area, living accommodation, playfields and amenity Centres;  thus  catering  for different requirements of staff and trainees. Set in the idyllic environment, the Institution provides desired atmosphere for pursuit of knowledge and a peaceful living. The available facilities can be categorized as under :-

TRAINING FACILITIES :-

          Sprawling outdoor training areas in harmony with nature have been developed for various basic and in service courses. Required training related infrastructure has been positioned around these areas to provide for minimum displacement and thus accruing maximum saving of time.

These facilities include the  following:-

                  1. Well-furnished lecture halls with Audio-Visual facilities.

                  2. Sand Model Rooms and Pits for brain storming over presented situations.

3. Training Store to cater for each and every aide for smooth conduct of training.

4. Miniature “Quick Shooting Range” to sharpen reflexes and improving marksmanship.

5. Room shooting facility simulating built-up area in hostile environment.

6. A Short Range to validate shooting skills.

7. SATS Room to identify/analyse deficiencies of shooters using different weapons in varied situations.

8. All weather Trg shades.

           In addition to above, Bijasan and Budania Campuses (approximately 2 and 8 kms respectively from the main campus) provide for outdoor training areas for subjects like Field Craft, Battle Craft and Map Reading.

           Reoti Ranges (approximately 14 KMs from the main campus) have well laid-out long and short small Arms ranges, a Grenade range, Popup target range, 25 and 50 mtrs ISSF standard sport shooting range and a state of the art Air conditioned Shooting Gallery for Air pistol and Rifle shooting. 

BOARDING AND LODGING FACILITIES:-

             A number of hostels and barracks have been constructed for accommodating trainees attending different courses with inbuilt messing facilities. The staff has both family quarters and bachelor quarters located in the campus.  Additional accommodation needed in view of increased requirements has been planned and some of the projects are already underway. Soon newly designed and constructed hostels and barracks will replace vintage accommodation to provide for modern and convenient boarding/lodging facilities.

ADMINISTRATIVE AREA:-

         It is confined to south-west part of the campus were Administrative Block, Quarter Guard, Kotes, Magazine, MT park, Stores etc are located. This area is also being upgraded in terms of modern accommodation and conveniences.

 RECREATIONAL AND SPORTS FACILITIES:-

         The School has playgrounds for Football, Hockey, Volleyball, Basketball and Handball. It also has a Gymnasium located at a central place. An open Air theatre and a covered Audio Visual hall are also located centrally. A proposal is under consideration for the construction of standard size Swimming pool and an indoor Sports Complex. The latter shall provide for indoor games like Badminton, Table Tennis, Gymnasium and a Squash Court. A Tennis Court and a Nine hole Golf Course also exist in the campus. 

AMENITIES & OTHER FACILITIES :-

The campus has a Canteen, Sweet shop, Ration store (Grain shop), Laundry, Dairy, Juice Centre, PCOs, State Bank of India and Post Office to cater for daily needs of staff and trainees. Efforts are on to bring all these amenities under one roof in near future.

 HOSPITAL:-

A Ten bedded hospital with a well-equipped pathology lab under the care of male and female doctors exists in the campus. Part-time specialist are also engaged to provide specialist advice and medical attendance to patients.

 FAMILY  WELFARE CENTRE :-

To cater for social interaction among ladies, a Family Welfare Centre functions in the campus. Programmes like adult education, vocational training, general awareness on hygiene/sanitation etc. are conducted from time to time. Stitching of uniform is carried out by the ladies to supplement their family income.

COMPUTER LAB :- 

The School has well equipped Lab. It facilitates staff and trainees in surfing internet and prepare lesson Plans, projects, assignments and at the same time training staff and trainees on computer education. 

A V CELL :-

At the Audio Visual Cell training related Audio Visual Aids are developed. This Cell has to its credit 39 packages of computer based training programmes and a number of training films developed and customized by it. These are also supplied to various organizations for modernizing their training facilities.

 S A WORKSHOP: -

A small Arms Work Shop is located in the campus which besides manufacturing components of Small Arms and repairing weapons also develop mechanical Training Aids like Sectionized/Electrically operated models of various weapon systems.

 LIBRARY:  -

A well-stocked Library having a collection of over ten thousand books on subjects of interest, exists in the campus. It also subscribes newspapers, periodicals and professional journals for the benefits of trainees, staff and their families.

TRAINING LITERATURE:-

CSWT has pioneered publication of variety of training literature. Precis on 21 different subjects relating to Weapons, Tactics, Map Reading etc. have been published. These précis are issued to trainees free of cost and also supplied to various organizations on demand.  

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List of Commandant of CSWT BSF Indore
Srl. No.
Name
Period
From
To
1.
Sh T J Quinn, MPP
15/6/63
7/4/66
2.
Sh B A Sharma, IPS
8/4/66
14/2/68
3.
Sh J C Dixit, IPS
14/3/68
7/10/68
4.
Sh J W Rodrigues, IPS
11/2/69
17/12/72
5.
Sh M L Jain, IPS
4/5/73
26/5/79
6.
Brig S S Adhikari
26/5/79
11/12/79
7.
Sh Arun Gurtoo, IPS
13/12/79
7/3/83
8.
R P Sharma, IPS
21/5/83
26/9/84
9.
Sh Beyant Singh
22/6/85
26/4/89
10.
Sh B M Chengappa
25/9/89
25/5/90
11.
Sh Surinder Singh
1/6/90
22/291
12.
Sh P Pillai
18/8/91
10/4/92
13.
Sh Sher Singh
27/5/92
2/9/93
14
Sh G C Pant
3/8/93
25/6/96
15
Sh B N Chaturvedi
17/8/96
25/8/2k
16
Sh M Ziaullah
25/8/2k
28/2/03
17
Sh Mohinder Lal
1/3/03
24/2/07
18
Sh Ramesh Singh
24/2/07
04/01/10

19

Sh R S Rathore 05/01/10 30/09/10

20

Sh R K Sharma 11/10/10 Till Date
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