The Corps of EME was raised during May 1943 as the Corps of Indian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (IEME). IEME provided yeoman’s service during the second World War and post independence came to be known as the Corps of Electrical and Mechanical Engineers (EME). Since then the Corps has changed considerably in role and size and contributed effectively during 1962, 1965, 1971 wars, Op Pawan, Op Meghdoot, Op Vijay and recently Op Parakram.
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- It is responsible to provide integrated engineering support to the entire range of equipment and weapon systems of the Indian Army during complete life cycle from design to discard thus enhancing the Army’s combat potential by exploiting the power of technology and innovation.
- The Corps has varying responsibilities related to the design, development, trial, inspection and refit of weapon systems and equipment. They also provide technical advice to units and conduct recovery operations in peace and war.
- The Corps proved its mettle during the COVID-19 pandemic where critical medical care equipment including ventilators were kept in state of mission readiness. Numerous innovations were developed which have contributed to the national effort in fighting COVID-19.
- The EME Corps also provides aid to civil authorities in emergencies or natural calamities. The Corps has excelled in sports and adventure activities and has produced many outstanding sportsmen.
- The Corps continues to serve with distinction in Antarctica. The EME team continues to maintain the lifeline of the Maitri Station under difficult and hazardous environments.