OTA Gaya POP Spring Term 2021: 20 GCs of SCO-46 Course And 60 Gentlemen Cadets of TES-43 Pass Out of The Academy

The Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya wore a spectacular look with traditional military regalia and splendour. The occasion was the 19th Passing Out Parade of Twenty officers of the Special Commissioned Officers’ Course (SCO)-46 was held on June 12, 2021. The SCO Course also included Nine Gentlemen Cadets who were commissioned as officers into the Assam Rifles, while Sixty Gentlemen Cadets of TES-43 Course proceeded to various Army Cadet Training Wings to pursue a degree in Engineering at Military College of Electronics and Mechanical Engineering, Secunderabad, Military College of Telecommunication Engineering, Mhow and College of Military Engineering, Pune.

The Gentlemen Cadets enthralled everyone with their elegant and synchronised drill movements. Lieutenant General G A V Reddy, Shaurya Chakra, Vishisht Seva Medal Commandant, Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya was the Reviewing Officer of the parade. The Silver Medal for standing first in the order of merit amongst the passing out Special Commissioned Officers’ Course was awarded to Academy Cadet Adjutant Gurumayum Kennedy Sharma and Gurez Company was awarded the Chief of Army Staff Banner for Spring Term 2021 for Best Overall Performance as a company. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 425 GCs, Including 84 From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Academy; Check State-Wise and Country-Wise List of Cadets.

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Addressing the parade, the General Officer congratulated the Gentlemen Cadets for their excellent drill. Lieutenant General G A V Reddy urged the future officers to make their Nation and their Alma Mater proud by rendering selfless, dedicated and professional service. He emphasised the importance of being scholar warriors, spearheading innovative responses to myriad challenges on the battlefield so as to outthink; and outperform the adversaries. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 341 GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army; 84 Gentlemen Cadets From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Indian Military Academy.

Congratulating the proud parents who were witnessing the event via live streaming, Lieutenant General G A V Reddy said that they were amongst the lucky few whose sons will get the opportunity to serve in the Armed Forces which stand amongst the best in the world. Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya was raised on 18 July 2011 with the motto of ‘Shaurya Gyan Sankalp’ (Courage, Knowledge and Resolve). Presently, the Academy conducts training for Technical Entry Scheme (TES) and Special Commissioned Officer (SCO) entries. The Gentlemen Cadets of TES course join the Academy after completing their intermediate exams, while SCO Gentlemen Cadets are selected from the ranks.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 425 GCs, Including 84 From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Academy; Check State-Wise and Country-Wise List of Cadets

The Passing Out Parade of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for the Spring Term 2021 was held on June 12. A total of 425 Gentlemen Cadets of 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course, including 84 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries successfully passed out from the portals of the IMA. The parade was reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, GOC-in-C, HQ Western Command.

Maximum number of 66 officers commissioned into the Indian Army were from Uttar Pradesh, followed by 38 from Haryana. Among GCs from friendly foreign countries, highest number of 43 cadets were from Afghanistan, followed by 18 from Bhutan. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 341 GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army; 84 Gentlemen Cadets From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Indian Military Academy.

Here Is the State-wise List of GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army:

S. NOSTATE / UNION TERRITORY148 REG131 TGCTOTAL
1ANDHRA PRADESH101
2ANDAMAN NICOBAR000
3ARUNACHAL PRADESH000
4ASSAM101
5BIHAR29029
6CHANDIGARH101
7CHHATTISGARH000
8DELHI12618
9GUJARAT101
10GOA101
11HARYANA35338
12HIMACHAL PRADESH14216
13JAMMU & KASHMIR17118
14JHARKHAND505
15KARNATAKA101
16LADAKH101
17KERALA707
18INDIANS WITH NEPAL DOMICILE202
19MADHYA PRADESH12214
20MAHARASHTRA15116
21MANIPUR505
22MEGHALAYA000
23MIZORAM000
24NAGALAND000
25ODISHA101
26PUNJAB31132
27PONDICHERRY000
28RAJASTHAN15116
29SIKKIM000
30TAMIL NADU101
31TELANGANA202
32TRIPURA101
33UTTAR PRADESH60666
34UTTARAKHAND35237
35WEST BENGAL9110
 TOTAL31526341

Here Is The Country-wise List of GCs Commissioned Into Armies of Friendly Foreign Countries (148 Regular Course):

 COUNTRYDENDATOTAL
AFGHANISTAN39443
BHUTAN12618
KYRGYZSTAN 11
MALDIVES11
MAURITIUS314
MYANMAR
NEPAL
SRI LANKA11
TAJIKISTAN12113
TANJANIA   
TONGA11
TURKMENISTAN   
VIETNAM22
GRAND TOTAL671784

The entire ceremony was conducted with due COVID-19 precautions, including wearing of masks, gloves and drill formations adapted to  maintain requisite distance between files/columns while executing the drill movements over the reverberating Drill Square against the impressive backdrop of Chetwode building.

The ‘Pipping Ceremony’, which is traditionally done by the parents of the Gentlemen Cadets, was this time carried out by the staff and instructors while observing all social distancing and personal protection protocols. The General Officer complemented and thanked the parents of the passing out course who had motivated their wards for having chosen such a noble profession to serve the nation.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021: 341 GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army; 84 Gentlemen Cadets From Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Indian Military Academy

The Passing Out Parade for 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course was held at the Indian Military Academy (IMA). A total of 425 Gentlemen Cadets of , including 84 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries successfully passed out from the portals of the IMA, overcoming all challenges of COVID-19. The parade was reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, GOC-in-C, HQ Western Command. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony For Passing Out Courses Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.

The Gentlemen Cadets displayed inspiring enthusiasm and zeal, and put up an excellent show, marching with perfection to Military tunes of `Col Bogey’, `Sare Jahan Se Achha’ and Kadam Kadam Badhaye Ja with pride and élan reflecting in each step. They knew that their parents and loved ones were witnessing each step with great pride and affection through the live coverage on all media platforms across the globe.

Lt Gen Singh congratulated the Gentlemen Cadets on successful completion of their training at IMA. Lt Gen RP Singh, complimented the Instructors and Gentlemen Cadets for the excellent parade, immaculate turnout as well as the crisp, synergised drill movements indicating high standards of training and discipline imbibed by the young leaders.

The entire ceremony was conducted with due COVID-19 precautions, including wearing of masks, gloves and drill formations adapted to  maintain requisite distance between files/columns while executing the drill movements over the reverberating Drill Square against the impressive backdrop of Chetwode building. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony: Prestigious Motivation Trophy Awarded To GC From Bhutan Kinley Norbu, Afghan GC Ehsanullah Saadat Also Felicitated.

The reviewing officer also complimented the 84 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries. He said “As you step into the folds of the Army, every bit of what you have imbibed here shall be put to test and each one of us have complete confidence that you shall come out with flying colours. For the 341 Indian Gentlemen Cadets passing out course and the 84 Gentlemen Cadets from our Friendly Foreign Countries, this is a momentous occasion which shall be etched in your memory and treasured forever by you. The bonds that you have forged here shall bind our countries together and guide our partnerships ahead in this complex, yet inter-connected globalised world. We must work and move forward with our strong belief in ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (The World is One Family). Let me congratulate each one of you on this defining moment of your commissioning as an officer, for having successfully completed the challenging training at the Academy, particularly during the prevailing circumstances”.

While addressing the Passing out Course, Lt Gen Singh,exhorted all to dedicate themselves to the service of the nation. He said “These are extremely challenging times while the world battles with the COVID Pandemic and witnesses a host of varied conflicts across the world. You are stepping into an era typified by disruptive technologies, blurring definition of threats, expanding domains of conflict and an interplay of multi-polar complexities. The external and internal challenges that our nation faces from adversarial forces are only set to increase as we rise to take our destined place in the new global order. As warrior leaders of the future, your awareness, proficiency and leadership has to therefore remain extremely dynamic and evolve constantly. The Chetwode Motto must always remain at the core which accords priority to your nation and the men you command. Character, Selflessness, Empathy, Risk Taking and Firm Resolve must guide you as young leaders. To inspire and motivate, there is no substitute to personal conduct and a soldierly ethos.”

The ‘Pipping Ceremony’, which is traditionally done by the parents of the Gentlemen Cadets, was this time carried out by the staff and instructors while observing all social distancing and personal protection protocols. The General Officer complemented and thanked the parents of the passing out course who had motivated their wards for having chosen such a noble profession to serve the nation.

The Reviewing Officer presented the following awards:-

  • The coveted award of the Sword of Honour was presented to Battalion Under Officer Mukesh Kumar.
  • Gold Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit was presented to Academy Under Officer Deepak Singh.
  • Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing Second in the Order of Merit was presented to Battalion Under Officer Mukesh Kumar.
  • Bronze Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing Third in the Order of Merit was presented to Academy Cadet Adjutant Loveneet Singh.
  • Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Technical Graduate Course was presented to Junior Under Officer Daksh Kumar Pant.
  • Silver Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Order of Merit from Foreign GCs was presented to Junior Under Officer Kinley Norbu.
  • Chief of Army Staff Banner was awarded to Dograi Coyfor standing Overall First amongst 16 companies for the Spring Term 2021.

While being conducted in a scaled down format on account of prevailing COVID conditions, the Passing Out Parade retained its ceremonial grandeur and regalia symbolic of this ‘once in a lifetime’ moment for the proud Gentlemen Cadets. The Parade was earlier preceded by a solemn wreath laying ceremony at the Academy War Memorial in which the Academy remembered its 889 martyrs who made the supreme sacrifice in service of the nation through the years. All trainees committed themselves to follow the same path of bravery and selfless courage.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Watch Live Streaming of Passing Out Parade On YouTube Channel of Indian Military Academy From 6 AM Onwards

The Indian Military Academy’s (IMA) passing out parade for the spring term 2021 will take place on June 12, 2021. The IMA POP spring term 2021 will be held at Chetwode Drill Square. The parade will be reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, GOC-in-C, HQ Western Command. A total of 425 Gentlemen Cadets of 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course, including 84 GCs from friendly foreign countries will pass out from the IMA. Viewers can catch the live streaming of the IMA spring term 2021 on YouTube channel – “IMA POP and Pipping Ceremony June 2021”.

Due to the prevailing COVID-19 situation, the parents and the family members of the Passing Out Gentlemen Cadets will not be able to attend the ceremony. The entire event will however be showcased for them live on various media channels. The pipping ceremony, which is traditionally done by the parents of the Passing Out Course, will be solemnised by the Instructor staff posted at IMA.

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The ceremonies associated with the Passing Out Parade commenced on June 11, 2021, with a solemn wreath laying ceremony, where homage will be paid to the brave alumni of this prestigious training academy, 889 of whom have made the supreme sacrifice to uphold the honour of the Nation and protect its Sovereignty, in keeping with the highest traditions of the Indian Army.

The COVID pandemic posed serious challenges for the Academy but the extremely pro-active measures and strict enforcement of requisite protocols ensured a largely ‘COVID Free’ environment. The academy progressed uninterrupted training over last 16-18 months to fulfill its mandate of training future ready warrior leaders.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Commandant’s Parade Held At Indian Military Academy’s Chetwode Drill Square; Passing Out Parade on June 12

The historic Chetwode Drill Square played host to the Commandant’s Parade for Spring Term 2021 on June 10. The Commandant’s Parade marked the culmination of training of 341 Indian and 84 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries. Owing to the COVID-19 precautionary guidelines, only the IMA staff and other the trainees witnessed the impressive Parade. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 on June 12; Indian Military Academy Prepares For Passing Out Parade, Parents of GCs Not Allowed Due to COVID-19.

Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Commandant, Indian Military Academy who reviewed the Parade, complimented all the Gentlemen Cadets for an immaculate turnout and excellent drill movements, which indicated a high level of motivation, pride and cohesion achieved by them during their training at IMA. He also congratulated everyone for facing all challenges towards completing the training successfully. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Deputy Commandant; Chief Instructor’s Parade Held At Indian Military Academy’s Chetwode Drill Square.

Lt Gen Harinder Singh in his address to the Gentlemen Cadets highlighted that the Army’s reputation rests firmly on their shoulders. He said that they have earned this honour with hard work and they need to retain it by living up to the Army’s core values of Character, Competence, Commitment and Compassion. He also exhorted the Gentlemen Cadets to maintain these high ideals and pursue excellence, at all times.

The General Officer in his address to the Cadets said that “I wish to acknowledge & compliment you for your commitment to serve the nation and uphold the legacy of an unbroken chain of heroes and patriots. There are no guaranteed successes in the profession of arms, but unquestionable integrity will certainly tilt the odds in your favour. Courage, physical & moral, must be evident in your actions & decision. It is said that ‘Honour is simply the morality of superior men’. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony: Prestigious Motivation Trophy Awarded To GC From Bhutan Kinley Norbu, Afghan GC Ehsanullah Saadat Also Felicitated.

Therefore, you must acquire the wisdom to differentiate between right & wrong and possess the strength of character to stand by your values, morals & ethics, even in the most strenuous of times. As a leader, your action will have a far greater impact than your words. Therefore, selflessness & responsibility must be second nature to you”.

The General Officer also extended the compliments to the 84 Gentleman Cadets from the friendly foreign countries for having endured the rigorous regimen of training, exhibiting excellent transformation and now getting ready to don the ranks in their respective armies, as most proficient Officers.

He addressed them specifically while stating that “the strong bond of togetherness that you have developed in IMA shall foster into a bond that will keep the diplomatic and military ties between our nations stronger and vibrant. Soon, you will become a part of your great traditional armies. I am confident that the spirit of the Indian Military Academy will guide all of you in your future courses of action. You must always endeavor to achieve greatness in whatever you do”.

In the end, he encouraged the Gentlemen Cadets to put their best foot forward for the final Passing out Parade and wished all the Gentlemen Cadets the very best in the years ahead. The Commandant also congratulated the Parents and dear ones of the Passing Out Course for the achievements of their sons and in backdrop of COVID precautions advised them to watch the live coverage of all POP events on media to feel part of the celebration and the pride associated with it.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony: Prestigious Motivation Trophy Awarded To GC From Bhutan Kinley Norbu, Afghan GC Ehsanullah Saadat Also Felicitated

In an immaculately conducted Award ceremony at the Khetarpal Auditorium, the Indian Military Academy awarded the prestigious motivational trophy to a Foreign Gentlemen Cadet (FGC) from Kingdom of Bhutan in true recognition of his excellent all round performance, which also reflected in the individual awards won by the FGC. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony For Passing Out Courses Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.

Junior Under Officer, Kinley Norbu, won the awards on being adjudged as Best in Physical Training, Best in Turn out and Drill. He is getting commissioned in to Royal Bhutan Army and is part of 84 FGCs passing out this term from nine countries. 

A special award of recognition was also presented to FGC, Ehsanullah Saadat, from Afghanistan, for his zeal and untiring efforts to excel. The Afghan GC also won the award on being adjudged for best in service subjects, outdoor exercises and book review amongst FGCs. Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.

IMA commands great respect across the world armies for its exacting training standards. Every fourth GC in the academy is from a foreign army. This award reflects the pride which IMA takes in its assessment and award policy for excelling GCs of passing out course, irrespective of nationality. These inspire the GCs to compete and inculcate a spirit of winning.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021 Award Ceremony For Passing Out Courses Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy

The awards are a true recognition of the tremendous achievements of the Gentlemen Cadets and acknowledge their pursuit for excellence not only confined to academics but encompassing the whole range of activities that make for a well rounded and balanced training. The Award Ceremony of Spring Term-21 Passing Out Courses comprising 148 Regular Course and 131 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Khetarpal Auditorium, IMA on June 9, 2021. IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s Parade Held At Indian Military Academy’s Chetwode Drill Square.

Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. He bestowed medals and awards to the outstanding Gentlemen Cadets who excelled in various fields during their pre-commission training at the Academy. The training imparted to the Gentlemen Cadets at Indian Military Academy is designed to provide a comprehensive knowledge of military fundamentals and leadership, as well as proficiency in basic military skills. It aims to develop the qualities of character, intellect, fitness and competence needed by future ready officers, who at all times in their career must be prepared to lead.

While the COVID-19 outbreak disrupted training in most educational institutes in the world, Indian Military Academy implemented an effective COVID action plan integrating all preventive guidelines outlined by Ministry of Health, Army Headquarter and Army Training Command. It was however ensured that there was no dilution in training standards of the Gentleman Cadets, even as all precautions were taken and a healthy routine evolved for them. The training at the Academy has continued for almost 16 months without a break, reflective of the resolve and commitment.

The Commandant Prize distribution and award ceremony is an important event which recognizes and encourages the Gentlemen Cadets to achieve excellence at individual level and contribute constructively in team effort to infuse a sense of camaraderie amongst them. Accordingly, Medals and Rolling trophies have been instituted at IMA, which symbolise the highest standards achieved at individual and company level. Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.

On the occasion, the following Gentlemen Cadets and Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries were felicitated: –

Here Is The Award List:

MEDALS & TROPHIES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE

SPRING TERM 2021

S NoAward/ Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To
1.PARACHUTE Regt MedalGC adjudged best in Endurance and Physical Toughness of the POCJUO Astik
2.9 GR MedalGC standing first in Mil Studies of the POCCSM Saksham Goswami
3.SIKH Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best Sportsman of the POCBUO Mukesh Kumar  
4.DOGRA Regt & SCOUT Wing  MedalGC adjudged best in Obst Competition of the POCGC Dinesh Jaggi
5.MARATHA LI  MedalGC adjudged best in PT of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
6.SIKH LI Silver Medal (General Bhagat Memorial Medal)GC adjudged best in Turnout and Drill of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
7.RAJPUT Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best in Academics of the POCCQMS Arvind Kumar Bagoria
8.JAT Regt Silver MedalGC adjudged best in OQ of the POCBUO Shivam Kumar
9.Corps of SIGNALS MedalGC standing first in Science and Warfare of the POCGC Ashish
10.Brigade of the GUARDS MedalGC adjudged best in Service Subjects of the POCAUO Deepak Singh
11.8 GR Medal “Sam Manekshaw Medal”GC adjudged best in WT of the POCSUO Pradeep Thapa
12.5 GR(FF) MedalGC adjudged best Shot  in LMG of the POCGC Manjeet Singh
14.JAK Rif MedalGC adjudged second best in Tactical Ability of the POCGC Manjeet Singh
15.RAJ RIF MedalGC adjudged best in Tactical Ability of the POCGC Saksham Goswami
Trophies  
16.Grenadiers TrophyGC adjudged best Shot in INSAS Rif of the POCGC Neeraj Rathore
17.Motivation TrophyGC adjudged Most Motivated  GC of the POCJUO Kinley Norbu
18.Col HH Raja Sir Harindar Singh Brar, Bans Bahadur, KCSI, Raja of Faridkot TrophyGC Adjudged  Best in INSAS LMGGC Shivam Choudhary
20.Deccan Horse TrophyGC Adjudged  Best Rider of POCGC Surender Singh
21.8th Course Re-Union TrophyGC Adjudged  Best in ITSGT Prajjwal Kala
19.Maj Shaitan Singh,  PVC(Posthumous) Trophy presented by 30thReg CourseGC Adjudged Best in WTGC Neeraj Rathore

BOOK PRIZES FOR INDL EXCELLENCE

SPRING TERM 2021

S/ NoAward/ Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To
1.M & D ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) adjudged best in M&D Club ActivityGC Karun Bakshi
2.Journalism ClubGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC ) adjudged best in Journalism Club ActivityGC Naveen
3Arts ClubGC of POC adjudged best in Arts Club ActivityGC Subham Kumar
4.AcademicsGC of POC (Both Reg and TGC) standing second in AcademicsCSM Saksham Goswami
5.Paper Writing CompetitionGC of POC won the Paper Writing CompetitionGC Sumeet Mal
6Excellent performanceGC from FFCsGC Ehsanullah Saadat (Afghanistan)
7.Leadership Matrix (Book Review)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Book Review)SUO Affan Hussain
8.Leadership Matrix (Lecturette)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Lecturette)CSM Saksham Goswami
9.Leadership Matrix (Review Essay)GCs of POC adjudged best in Leadership Matrix (Review Essay)SUO Affan Hussain

AWARD OF COURSE COMPLETION & DIPLOMA CERTIFICATE TO ELIGIBLE

FGCs OF POC SPRING TERM 2021

S NoCountryNo of Eligible FGCs for Course Completion Cert / DiplomaGC Earmarked to Receive
1.Afghanistan43FGC Ehsaullah Saadat
2.Bhutan18JUO Kinley Norbu
3.Maldives01GC Ahmed Mowmur
4.Mauritius04GC Christian
5.Kyrgyzstan01JUO Bekhbolotov Kuban
6.Tonga01GC OV Vete
7.Sri Lanka01GC Dilushan Vijaysinghe
8.Tajikistan13GC Abrahim Jon
9.Vietnam02GC Dang Quacdung
Total84 

ROLLING TROPHIES TO COYs& BNs

SPRING TERM 2021

S NoAward/Medal/ TrophyAwarded ForAwarded To CoyBn
1.Sir Alwyn Ezra TrophyCoy Standing First in Weapon TrgAlameinTh
2.The Nawab of JoraTrophyCoy Standing Second in Weapon TrgKerenBh
3.Inter Coy Physical Trg CupCoy Standing Overall First in Physical TrgSangroMa
4.3rd GORKHA Regt TrophyCoy Standing Overall second in Physical TrgZojilaMa
5.Burma Army TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in SportsDograiTh
6.Air Chief Marshal Dilbagh Singh TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in SportsJessoreMa
7.Admiral Sushil Kumar, AVSM, NM, ADC, Chief of Naval Staff TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Professional CompetitionMeiktilla  Th
8.Governor of Uttarakhand TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in AcademicsNausheraCa
9.ADG AE TrophyCoy Standing Overall Second in AcademicsKerenBh
10.Army Cdr ARTRAC BannerCoy Standing Overall Second in Inter Coy ChampionshipNausheraCa
11.KUMAON TrophyCoy Standing Overall First in Inter Coy ChampionshipDograiTh
12.JAT Regt TrophyCoy Standing Second in Professional Championship (PT, WT, Drill & Service Sub)ZojilaMa
13.Comdt’s BannerDrill First in Inter Bn ChampionshipThimayya Bn
14. Coy Standing First in Ex Diamond BeltAlamein Coy & Chusul Coy/ Th Bn Jointly stood first in Ex Diamond Belt

The Commandant in his address mentioned that the country demands willing, unhesitating, unfaltering obedience and loyalty from each young Officer. He further elaborated that leadership is composite of a number of qualities. Among the most important are self-confidence, moral ascendancy, self-sacrifice, fairness, initiative, decision, dignity and courage. In his address to the award winners, the Commandant also said it is important for an officer to maintain a competitive streak within the parameters of sportsmanship and fair play at all times.

Lt Gen Singh mentioned that the urge to win and excel as a team should always be there. In the profession of arms, it is always a collective and a team effort that is important and there are no runners up in war. He commended all for having achieved such high standards despite the constraints and challenges due to the spread of COVID-19. The Commandant wished the course all the success and glory ahead in the various arms and services alloted to them.

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IMA POP Spring Term 2021: Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s Parade Held At Indian Military Academy’s Chetwode Drill Square

The Passing Out Parade symbolises the culmination of rigorous training and transformation of a Gentleman cadet into a young Officer. Amidst the global Pandemic and challenges posed by COVID, the Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor’s (DC&CI) parade was conducted on June 8, 2021 at the historic Chetwode drill square, wherein 341 Indian and 84 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets displayed their pristine / immaculate turnout and precision marching. This marks preparation for the grand finale on June 12, 21 to be reviewed by senior Army Hierarchy. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 on June 12; Indian Military Academy Prepares For Passing Out Parade, Parents of GCs Not Allowed Due to COVID-19.

The Parade was reviewed by Maj Gen JS Mangat, Vishist Seva Medal, Deputy Commandant & Chief Instructor of the Indian Military Academy. He complimented the gentleman cadets and encouraged them to be the finest officers of Indian Army. He also emphasized the importance of valour, honour, ethos and fine traditions of Indian Army. He mentioned that the efforts of the faculty and the hard work of the Gentlemen Cadets was quite evident from the crisp and coordinated movements on the Drill Square. Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy.

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During the address to the passing out course Maj Gen JS Mangat, said that “the GCs have been taught to ‘Lead by Example’ and the soldiers who would be under their command should look up to them with pride. Indian troops are the best in the world, simple by heart, with unquestionable loyalty and hearts filled with patriotism. But then, as an officer you have to earn their respect and trust by your action, conduct and demeanor and above all by the truthfulness and purity of your intention and action. Once you have earned their trust and loyalty, they will follow you to every battle and win it for you”.

The General complimented Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries on successful completion of the training and wished them all the success ahead as they carry the cherished memories of their time at IMA. The Parade was reflective of the excellence that the Academy has always stood for and set the stage for the stellar conduct of the main events scheduled for June 12, 2021, which shall be telecast live on various channels and the social media.

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Indian Navy Gets 3 Indigenously-Built ALH MK III Helicopters; Induction Ceremony of ‘322 Dega Flight’ Held At Vishakhapatnam

The induction ceremony of ‘322 Dega Flight’ was held in the presence of Vice Admiral Ajendra Bahadur Singh, AVSM, VSM Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command (ENC) with three indigenously built Advanced Light Helicopters (ALH) MK III helicopters flying into Naval Air Station, INS Dega on June 7, 2021. INS Sandhayak, Indian Navy’s Hydrographic Survey Ship, To Be Decommissioned on June 4 After Serving For 40 Years.

With the induction of these Maritime Reconnaissance and Coastal Security (MRCS) helicopters, the ENC got a major boost towards enhancing the capabilities of the force, in pursuit of the maritime interests of the nation. These helicopters, built by Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd, are state-of-the-art flying machines and constitute a major step in our quest for “Atma Nirbhar Bharat”. COVID-19 in India: Medical ICU Installed Onboard ALH MK III Aircraft For Evacuation Of Critical Patients.

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ALH MK III helicopters feature an array of systems previously seen only on heavier, multi-role helicopters of the Indian Navy. These helicopters are fitted with modern surveillance radar and electro-optical equipment, which enable them to undertake the role of maritime reconnaissance in addition to providing long-range Search and Rescue, both by day and night.

In addition to special operations capabilities, ALH MK III is also fitted with a heavy machine gun to undertake constabulary missions. A removable Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) is also fitted on ALH MK III helicopters to airlift critically ill patients. The helicopter also has a host of advanced avionics, making it truly an all-weather aircraft. The flight is being led by Cdr SS Dash as the first flight commander who is an experienced ALH Qualified Flying Instructor (QFI) with extensive operational experience.

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Graduation Ceremony Of Army Cadet College 117th Course Held at Khetarpal Auditorium of Indian Military Academy

The Army Cadet College is an integral feeder wing of the Indian Military Academy. The college was established with the aim to train and induct deserving soldiers into officer cadre. A total of 29 Cadets of the Army Cadet College (ACC) Wing graduated on June 5, 2021, and were awarded degree during the presentation ceremony at the Khetarpal Auditorium of the Indian Military Academy. These degrees were conferred upon the Cadets by the prestigious Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi.

Amongst the 29 Cadets, 12 are graduating in Science Stream and 17 in Humanities Stream. The ceremony was presided over by Lieutenant General Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy. The Army Cadet College has a rich history of training selected personnel from other ranks of all the three Services who display potential to become officers in the Indian Army.

After three years of training at the Army Cadet College, the Cadets of the graduating course will join the Indian Military Academy for one year for their Pre-Commissioning Training. The ACC cadets commissioned as officers have deep prior understanding of a soldier’s life and have done the nation proud through their varied achievements.

Brigadier Shailesh Sati, Commander ACC Wing while addressing highlighted the commitment & dedication shown by the Cadets of the Graduating course. He also appreciated the Cadets for their all round excellence despite the challenges faced due to COVID-19 restrictions. IMA POP Spring Term 2021 on June 12; Indian Military Academy Prepares For Passing Out Parade, Parents of GCs Not Allowed Due to COVD-19.

The Commandant, Indian Military Academy, in his convocation address, congratulated the Course for successfully completing their challenging three years of training at the Army Cadet College Wing. In his address, he said “the degree that you all have just received represents a major milestone in your career and marks the end of an initial, but immensely important phase of your professional life”. He also said that “I would like to remind you that former Army Cadet College cadets have excelled and done us proud over the years. They have won the highest gallantry awards, the Param Vir Chakra and the Ashok Chakra, passed out from the Indian Military Academy with the prestigious Sword of Honour and have risen to high ranks. These illustrious predecessors have left an excellent legacy for all of you to emulate”.

The Award Winners of 117 Army Cadet College Wing Course are as follows:-

COAS Medals

Gold Medal                                         : WCA RITURAJ SINGH.

Silver Medal                                       : WCC VIKRAM GAUTAM.

Bronze Medal                                    : WCQM DUBAL RANA.

Commandant’s Silver Medals:

First in Service Subjects                 : WCQM DUBAL RANA.

First in Humanities Stream           : CCC BIRENDRA SINGH.

First in Science Stream   : WCA RITURAJ SINGH.

On this occasion, Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Param Vishisht Seva Medal, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, also awarded the Commandant’s Banner to the Champion BOGRA Company of Army Cadet College. The Banner is awarded to the Company, which excels in various competitions like Sports, Academics, Camps, Debates and Interior Economy.

In the end, the Commandant complimented Brigadier Shailesh Sati, Commander Army Cadet College Wing, and his team of instructors, Faculty Members for their diligent efforts in shaping the Cadets into potential officers. He also congratulated the parents and spouse who could not participate in this ceremony due to COVID-19 restrictions, for the achievements of the Cadets.

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