Dehradun: The passing out parade of Indian Military Academy (IMA) was held in Dehradun on Saturday. The parade was held as Indian cadets completing the last step to be commissioned as Lieutenants in the Indian Army. The security arrangements in the city and at areas in close proximity to the IMA campus were tightened keeping in view the passing-out parade.
A total of 457 gentlemen cadets, including 74 from seven friendly countries, passed out from the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) Dehradun on Saturday.
Marking the completion of their training by putting up a vigorous passing out parade at IMA’s famous drill square against the backdrop of the historic Chetwode building, the cadets marched in perfect unison as the ceremony was watched by Nepal’s Chief of Army Staff Gen Rajendra Chhetri.
Congratulating the cadets on the successful completion of their training, Gen Chhetri said that their excellent parade showed high standards of training and it was time to serve their armies with the sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation instilled in them by the instructors of the world class institution.
Gen Chhetri, who was the Reviewing Officer for the passing out parade also congratulated the award winners for their commendable achievement as it reflected the hard work they had put in.
He presented the Sword of Honour to cadet Sachin Kumar Chahar and the Gold Medal to cadet Aditya Neekhara.