The President approved awards of 455 Gallantry and other Defence decorations to Armed Forces personnel and others on the eve of 72nd Republic Day celebrations. Colonel Santosh Babu was awarded Mahavir Chakra (Posthumously) - the second highest wartime gallantry award for displaying exceptional leadership and bravery during the Galwan Valley clash.
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 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.
Kanika Rane, wife of Major Kaustubh Rane, who attained martyrdom while fighting terrorist in Jammu and Kashmir, joined the Indian Army as commissioned officer on Saturday in a Passing Out Parade (POP) held at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) in Chennai.
Lieutenant General Harinder Singh on Saturday took over as the 50th Commandant of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun. After assuming the charge, Lt Gen Harinder Singh paid his tribute to the Martyrs at the War Memorial in a solemn ceremony recognising their supreme sacrifice for the nation. In his last appointment, Lt Singh served as a commander of the Northern Command. He took part in several military level talks with Chinese officials amid standoff in Ladakh.
The Indian Navy’s Missile Corvette INS Prabal on Friday destroyed an old decommissioned Godavari class frigate during a naval drill in the Arabian sea. An anti-ship missile (AShM) launched by INS Prabal and with impeccable accuracy destroyed the frigate.