IMA Passing Out Parade 08 December 2018: IMA POP : The Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun held its passing out parade on Saturday. 428 Gentlemen Cadets passed out in this ceremony. Of these 428, 347 cadets are set to join the Indian Army as officers. 80 foreign cadets of seven friendly nations were also amongst the passing out cadre, and will join the armies of their respective nations. Cadets after strenuous training and their hard work will be inducted in regiments across India. Families gathered as spectators to witness the last moments of their sons and daughters’ academic journey. Chief Guest of the passing out ceremony was the Vice Chief of Army Staff (VCOAS), Lieutenant General Devraj Anbu.
Chief Reviewing Officer Lt Gen Anbu congratulated the cadets on the completion of their training. He said it was a matter of great honour for him to address the cadets on this occasion at an institution where he himself participated in a parade as a young cadet many years ago. This year 53 cadets were from Uttar Pradesh followed by 51 from Haryana, 36 from Bihar, 26 from Uttarakhand, 25 from Delhi, 20 from Maharashtra, 15 from Himachal Pradesh, 14 from Punjab, 12 from Jammu and Kashmir, 10 from Madhya Pradesh and eight from West Bengal.
The 80 foreign gentlemen cadets who passed out of the academy on Saturday represented seven friendly nations, including Afghanistan, Bhutan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tazakistan and Vietnam. After the conclusion of the parade, a pipping ceremony was held at Somnath stadium of the IMA in the presence of friends and family members.
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