Garima Abrol, widow of Squadron Leader Samir Abrol, got commissioned into the Indian Air Force (IAF) as flying officer after passing out from Airforce Academy at Dundigal near Hyderabad on December 19. Last year in July, Garima cleared Services Selection Board (SSB) from AFSB Varanasi in the widow category. She joined the Airforce academy in January this year.
The Officers’ Training Academy wore a spectacular look with traditional military regalia and splendour. The occasion was the 18th Passing Out Parade of 22 officers of Special Commissioned Officers’ Course (SCO)-45. The SCO Course also included 15 Gentlemen Cadets who were commissioned as officers into the Assam Rifles.
The Passing Out Parade (POP) of the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) took place on December 12 at Drill Square of the Chetwode Hall. A total of 395 Gentlemen Cadets of 147 Regular Course and 130 Technical Graduate Course, including 70 Gentlemen Cadets from nine friendly foreign countries successfully passed out from the portals ofContinue reading “IMA POP Autumn Term 2020: 325 GCs Commissioned Into Indian Army, 70 Gentlemen Cadets of Friendly Foreign Countries Pass Out From Indian Military Academy”
The POP at IMA is a spectacular event showcasing the training imparted to the further military leaders. As a build up to the Parade, a splendid “Son-et-Lumiere” show, based on the theme “Indian Military Academy Through the Ages” was held on December 11 which took the audience on a nostalgic journey of the Academy from its inception in 1932 to its present status.
Showcasing the high standards of the training and physical excellence achieved by the Gentlemen Cadets of Indian Military Academy, a Multi Activity Display was conducted at Somnath Stadium on 09 Dec 2020 as a prelude to the Passing Out Parade.
The Award Ceremony of Autumn Term-20 Passing Out Courses comprising 147 Regular Course and 130 Technical Graduate Course was conducted at the Khetarpal Auditorium, IMA on December 9, 2020.Gentleman Cadets were felicitated by Lt Gen Harinder Singh, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Yudh Seva Medal, Sena Medal, Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy.
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-19, the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor’s (DC&CI) parade was conducted on December 8, 2020, at the historic Chetwode drill square of the prestigious Indian Military Academy.