Friday, 27 February 2015

IMA Passing Out Parade-Dec,2014

A total of 601 cadets were inducted into the Indian army as officers in Uttarakhand's capital city Dehradun after a passing-out parade at the prestigious Indian Military Academy.

Afghan Army Chief Gen Sher Mohammad Karimi, reviewed the Passing Out Parade which was held on Drill Square in front of the historic Chetwood building amidst tight security.

He, termed his presence at the function as “home coming”. Karimi reached IMA on December 12 to attend the function.

“It has been a sort of home coming for me as I have attended a number of courses in India,” Karimi recalled his association with the country at the function. He added the world is in state of flux. “I have seen the changes in my own country. There were difficult times but a soldier is always a soldier, ready to bear the responsibilities,” Karimi mentioned in his speech.

He also said that the bonds of friendship that gentlemen cadets have developed here at the Indian Military Academy will be with them throughout their military career. “It feels great to know that amongst you today are 64 gentlemen cadets from five different countries. I congratulate 44 cadets from my own country Afghanistan, 12 cadets from Tajikistan, 3 from Maldives, two cadets from each Mauritius and Nepal and one from Kazakhstan,” Karimi said at the gathering

665 Gentlemen cadets including 64 from friendly Foreign countries passed out from the Indian Military Academy 64 Foreign Gentleman Cadets also graduated from the academy, with 44 cadets from Afghanistan, 12 from Tajikistan, two from Nepal, one from Kazakhstan, three from Mauritius and two from Maldives.

With 103 cadets commissioned as officers into the Indian Army, Uttar Pradesh tops the list of states with the most cadets passing out ,others are as under

Haryana stood second with 73 cadets

Uttarakhand third with 51 cadets

Delhi -47 

Himachal Pradesh-37 

Rajasthan -36 


Bihar -31


The Sword of Honour was awarded to Bhanu Pratap Singh (Delhi) who was adjudged as the Best All-Round Cadet during the training.

Pawan Kumar Sangwan (Haryana) was awarded a gold medal for the first position in the course

Pankaj Kumar (Delhi) was given silver for the second position

Aditya  Tyagi (Rajasthan) received bronze for standing third

Abhishek Katoch (Himachal Pradesh) Silver Medal TGC

Prasanna Jeet Dutta (Asom) Silver Medal TES

MD. KHALID of AFGHANISTAN  Best Foreign Gentleman Cadet

Chief of Army Staff Banner-Sangro Company

Course                                Officers
135 Regular                        423
118 TGC                                 61
24  TEC                                 117

The parade also witnessed a drizzle but it failed to affect the enthusiastic atmosphere at the academy.

Gentlemen Cadets crossing the "Anthim Pag" or "The Final Step" to become Young Officers in Nations Service

Vikrant Vijayant Singh

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