Signals Corps helps resume communications whenever the country faces state of emergency

Vice-Senior General Soe Win said the Signals Corps serves its primary duties of not only communications but contributes to the TV transmission sector as well whenever the country faces a state of emergency.
Vice-Chairman of the State Administration Council Deputy Commander-in-Chief of Defence Services Commander-in-Chief (Army) Vice-Senior General Soe Win honoured the brilliant efforts of members of the Signals Corps at the ceremony to mark the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Signals Corps Day at Hsinbyushin Hall of the Transit Centre in Nay Pyi Taw yesterday morning.
Chief of the General Staff (Army, Navy and Air) General Maung Maung Aye, Commander Maj-Gen Saw Than Hlaing and Director of Signals Maj-Gen Tun Tun Oo cut the ribbon to open the Signals Corps Day. The Vice-Senior General unveiled the signboard to mark the 75th Anniversary (Diamond Jubilee) Signals Corps Day and posed for documentary photos with attendees.
In his address, the Vice-Senior General said the Signals Corps plays a key role in Tatmadaw, but the development process of the Corps built the first-ever Fibre Optic Network of Myanmar in 2001 for military and civilian use with the advancement of the information and communication technology with momentum.
Moreover, he disclosed that those from the Signals Corps are undergoing training with collaborative efforts to successfully launch electronic warfare (EW), which is essential for the current wars.
In the incidents when the country faced natural disasters of cyclonic storm Nargis in 2008, cyclonic storm Giri in 2010 and cyclonic storm Mocha in 2023, he recounted that the Signals Corps created communications with utmost efforts amid difficulties in order to ensure a smooth process of supervision over the rescue and relief teams.
He stressed that as the Signals Corps was born in the independence struggle period together with Tatmadaw, serving the interests of the State, nationality and Tatmadaw in successive eras, the Diamond Jubilee Signals Corps has to strive to preserve its fine traditions as a reliable corps of Tatmadaw in the future and has to serve the communication technologies, the lifeblood of Tatmadaw for its long term existence.
In looking back at the history of the Signals Corps, the Vice-Senior General retold that 30 soldiers who returned from Pakistan after attending the communications course in 1937 were based on forming the Burma Signals in Maymyo, now called PyinOoLwin, in 1939.
He highlighted that signals officers and other ranks made utmost efforts to repair the communication devices to resume communications nationwide on 5 February 1949. He added that such a day, the 5th of February in 1949 when the whole Tatmadaw could resume communications, was designated the Signals Corps Day as a significant day.
Officers and other ranks from the Signals Corps accomplished missions and visions during the 75 years and secured the records of winning honorary medals and titles.
Director of Signals Maj-Gen Tun Tun Oo presented a commemorative gift to mark the significant day to the Vice-Senior General.
The Vice-Senior General cordially greeted retired senior signals officers and visited the booths of the corps. — MNA/TTA

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