Sunday, 14 June 2015

IMA Passing Out Parade June 2015: 616 Cadets Inducted Into The Indian Army As Officers

A total of 616 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.

So far IMA has trained 57854 officers

The Indian Military Academy held its 136th Regular Course passing out parade in Dehradun on Saturday.Hundreds of civilians and armymen gathered to witness the spring term passing out parade (POP) of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in front of the famous magnificent Chetwode building under a blue summer sky, Decked up in army uniforms, 687 gentlemen cadets (GCs) took the "final step" and marched with discipline and perfect synchronization .687 Gentlemen cadets including 71 foreign cadets from 11 friendly nations - 44 from Afghanistan, 12 from Tazakistan, four from Bhutan, one each from Maldives, Lesotho, Fiji, Kazakhstan, two from Seychelles, Nigeria and Tanzania - joined the passing out brigade at the drill square.

The Chief of Naval Staff Admiral RK Dhowan was the Reviewing Officer at the Parade.He reviewed the parade as the GCs marched with pride and elan. While congratulating the newly-commissioned officers on successful completion of their training at IMA, Dhowan said, "IMA is a unique institute and valour and wisdom have always been its motto. The young cadets should remember that the word 'impossible' should never exist in their dictionary and they should serve the nation fearlessly with pride in their hearts." 

The naval chief added, "Commitment, courage, compassion, credibility and integrity, if followed, will pave a strong future for these young gentleman cadets." 

The reviewing officer also emphasized upon the need to remain updated on contemporary and futuristic strategies, tactics, weapon systems and equipment and urged cadets to equip themselves with the required personal, social, psychological and intellectual traits to meet the ever-evolving security challenges of the country.

Also present were anxious parents, wardens and guardians who witnessed this memorable moment in the life of every cadet as they crossed the Chetwood threshold to become officers of the Army.

It was a memorable day for young officers as well as the culmination of hard work, determination and training eventually saw their dream come true.

After the POP, the piping ceremony (in which parents remove the shoulder flaps to commission the cadets as officers) was held and the celebrations ended with the newly-commissioned officers taking an oath to safeguard the nation at all costs and excitedly doing push-ups on the ground and wishing each other. 

Keeping alive the glorious tradition of producing excellent officers, the Indian Military Academy Dehradun stands tall as one of the premier institutes in the world today.

71 Foreign Cadets, passed out from the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun 

With 100 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 64 cadets

Uttarakhand third with 60 cadets

Bihar fourth with  51 cadets

Rajasthan fifth with 48 cadets

The Sword of Honour was awarded to ACA Ishan Singhal (Delhi) who was adjudged as the Best All-Round Cadet during the training.

BUO Ajay Kumar Pathak (Amethi,UP)) was awarded a gold medal for the first position in the course

SUO Ashsish Kapoor (Kukshetra,Haryana) was given silver for the second position

BUO Naveen Jaanu (Jaipur,Rajasthan) received bronze for standing third

JUO Anshuman Bisht (Dehradun) Silver Medal TGC

JUO Ali Sharif ( Maldive) -  Best Foreign Gentleman Cadet

Chief of Army Staff Banner-Hajipir Company


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

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

Vikrant Vijayant Singh

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