Dehradun: As many as 534 cadets passed out
from the prestigious Indian Military Academy on Saturday following
the ceremonious Passing Out Parade reviewed by Army Chief
General V K Singh.
A total of 518 cadets became officers of the Indian Army,
while 12 others joined paramilitary force Assam Rifles. Four
cadets who passed out today are from neighbouring country
The maximum number of officers passing out this time was
from Uttar Pradesh at 102 followed by Uttarakhand with 58 and
Haryana with 47.
Earlier, Gen Singh inspected a guard of honour by the
cadets as army helicopters showered petals from the sky
following which the pipping ceremony was held.
It was a proud moment for Gajender Kumawat, who received
the coveted Sword of Honour for being the best all-round
cadet. Kumawat, hailing from Madhya Pradesh, is the first
person in his family to join the Indian Army.
Jaidev Dangi was awarded the gold medal for standing
first in the order of merit in the regular course.
Starting from its first batch of 40 cadets, the IMA has
so far trained a total of 50,475 officers for the Indian Army.