The Passing out Parade (POP) of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) for the autumn term 2021 is scheduled to take place on December 11. This time, President Ram Nath Kovind will be the reviewing officer. Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) General Bipin Rawat, Uttarakhand Governor Lt Gen (Retd) Gurmit Singh and the Uttarkhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami will also be present at the event.
Indian Air Force’s (IAF’s) Group Captain Abhinandan Varthaman, who shot down Pakistan’s F-16 fighter jet in February 2019, was awarded the Vir Chakra by President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday. The Defence Investiture Ceremony was held at Rashtrapati Bhawan on Monday, November 22.
A total of 19 top Indian Army commanders awarded the Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM). The Army Commanders who were awarded the Param Vashishth Seva Medal include – Northern Army Commander Lt Gen Ranbir Singh and Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS) Lt Gen Satinder Kumar Saini.
President Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday conferred gallantry awards to defence personnel at at the Defence Investiture Ceremony at Rashtrapati Bhavan in New Delhi. He also presented Param Vishisht Seva Medal (PVSM) to General Bipin Rawat, Chief of the Army Staff at the ceremony.