IMA Passing Out Parade 2021: Country gets 341 Bravehearts to guard the border. 37 from Uttarakhand

The General Officer Commanding of the Army's South-Western Command, Lt. General RP Singh inspected the parade as Reviewing Officer and took the salute from the Gentlemen Cadets

IMA Passing Out Parade 2021: Country gets 341 Bravehearts to guard the border. 37 from Uttarakhand

After crossing the last step in the passing out parade at the Indian Military Academy, a group of 341 young officers today became an integral part of the Indian Army by taking the oath of death for the country.

The parade began at Drill Square in front of the historic Chatwood building. The General Officer Commanding of the Army's South-Western Command, Lt. General RP Singh inspected the parade as Reviewing Officer and took the salute from the Gentlemen Cadets. Given the danger of corona infection, the parade was organized with simplicity this time.

The passing out parade on Saturday started with a delay of two hours due to rain. Deputy Commandant Jagjit Singh and after that Commandant Harinder Singh took the salute of the parade. After them, General RP Singh reached the parade venue and took the salute of the parade.

Like last time, this time also the family members of the cadets could not see the passing out parade. After the Peeping and Oath Ceremony, organized after the parade, 425 Gentlemen Cadets became an integral part of the army of India and abroad as lieutenants. Of these, 341 young military officers were become [art of the Indian Army.

84 young military officers became an integral part of the forces of nine friendly countries namely Afghanistan, Tajikistan, Bhutan, Mauritius, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Tonga, Maldives and Kyrgyzstan. With this, the honor of giving 62 thousand 987 young military officers to the armies of India and abroad has been added to the prestigious Indian Military Academy located in Dehradun. These include 2587 military officers from friendly countries.

State wise induction of cadets

States No of Cadets
ANDHRA PRADESH 1
ASSAM 1
BIHAR 29
CHANDIGARH 1
DELHI 18
GUJARAT 1
GOA 1
HARYANA 38
HIMACHAL PRADESH 16
JAMMU & KASHMIR 18
JHARKHAND 5
KARNATAKA 1
LADAKH 1
KERALA 7
INDIANS WITH NEPAL DOMICILE 2
MADHYA PRADESH 14
MAHARASHTRA 16
MANIPUR 5
ODISHA 1
PUNJAB 32
RAJASTHAN 16
TAMIL NADU 1
TELANGANA 2
TRIPURA 1
UTTAR PRADESH 66
UTTARAKHAND 37
WEST BENGAL 10

Country-wise induction of cadets

Countries No of Cadets
AFGHANISTAN 43
BHUTAN 18
KYRGYZSTAN 1
MALDIVES 1
MAURITIUS 4
SRI LANKA 1
TAJIKISTAN 13
TONGA 1
VIETNAM 2

 

Corona Effect

Due to the Corona crisis, precaution was taken at all levels in the passing out parade. Not only at the spectator gallery but during the parade also, the rules of physical distance were followed.

Each marching squad usually consists of ten cadets in a line, but this time their number was kept at eight so that the distance of two meters is maintained instead of the 0.5-meter distance usually followed between the cadets. Apart from this, along with the Gentleman Cadets, all the military officers were also wearing masks.

Tight security system

Security arrangements have been beefed up around the academy because of POP. Armed soldiers of the army are stationed everywhere.

During the passing out parade, there was a zero zone from Panditwadi to Premnagar from 6 am to 11 am on Saturday. During this, the traffic passing through National Highway-72 (Chakrata Road) was diverted from Premnagar and Ballupur.