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 in the backdrop of the famous Chetwode Building. The ceremonies have been scaled down but shall retain the traditional element of ceremonial regalia. The formations have been modified to ensure due distancing and the parade shall be reviewed by Lieutenant General RP Singh, GOC-in-C, HQ Western Command. The 425 GCs set to be commissioned in various armies, are sure to win further laurels and add glory to this great institution. This includes 84 foreign trainees from nine countries
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. The IMA Passing Out Parade of Spring Term 2021 highlights the unwavering commitment of Armed Force to face any challenge & constantly strive to excel. IMA POP Autumn Term 2020: Multi Display Activity Held at Somnath Stadium of Indian Military Academy (View Pics and Videos).
The ceremonies associated with the Passing Out Parade will commence 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.
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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. The resolve and commitment, in sync with academy ethos, have been at display wherein staff and GCs retained focus on training, despite COVID affecting near and dear ones at home. Active support from state authorities and civil administration facilitated academy functioning while overcoming all challenges.
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The Indian Military Academy at Dehradun stands tall amongst its peers across the world. Since its raising in 1932, a total of 60384 Indian Gentlemen Cadets(GCs) and 2572 Foreign GCs from 34 friendly foreign countries have got trained and commissioned as proud Army officers from the portals of IMA. With current strength of 222 foreign trainees, almost every fourth GC in the academy is from a foreign Army reflecting the stellar international standing of the Academy and its reputed training regime. The academy has been pursuing a visionary transformation of its infrastructure and training methodology towards preparing the young military leaders for the complexities of the future battlefields.