Brief History of CSJWT Belgaum

CoBRA School of Jungle Warfare and Tactics (CSJWT) has been established on 408 acres of land allotted by govt. of Karnataka free of cost to CRPF. The credit of allotment of land goes to Sh. K. Arkesh, ex-IGP, CRPF, Sh. Raju D. Naik, Second-In-Command and his team. Possession of land was taken during February 2012 and Brig R K Rawat, (Retd), DIGP, along with his team (all attached from different units of GD battalion & CoBRA ) was placed at Belgaum on 07th March 2012 for a purpose of raising training institution on Adhoc basis with a aim to conduct PI training for CoBRA new entrant. With great effort of the team CSJWT was established on Adhoc basis within a record time of 3½ months with support from GC Bangalore being a foster GC to CSJWT and first PI training for CoBRA trainees commenced on 20th June 2012. Since then 18th batch of PI training have been carried out and also training imparted to Karnataka police & SSB. Adm and training infrastructure developed on self-help basis like helipad, slithering point, BOAC, PET, BPET track, firing range, toilets, bathing points, mess , dining hall, trainees accommodation under minor works, water sources from reserve forest etc. Further formal sanction from MHA to establish CSJWT and manpower sanction received on 11/09/2014.

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