IMA Dehradun POP: 377 cadets cross the finish line, including 89 from allied countries
Dehradun/UNI: A total of 288 General Commanding Officers (GCOs) formally joined the Indian Army after successfully passing the various difficult courses from the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun.
In addition, 89 GCs of eight Allied countries became part of the armies of their respective countries.
The passing out parade (POP) of a total of 377 GCOs was reviewed on Saturday morning by Lieutenant General Amardeep Singh Bhinder, Commanding-in-Chief, South Western Command of the Army, chief guest of the event.
The POP started at 6:40 am. The cadets became joined the Indian Army as they took the last step amid the tunes of 'Saare Jahan Se Achcha' and 'Kadam Kadam Badaye Jaa'.
#IndianArmy #IMA Dehradun #POP Lt Gen A S Bhinder,AVSM, VSM, ADC, GOC-in-C South Western Command reviewed the POP of the Indian Military Academy. 288 Indian GCs got commissioned as officers on this momentous occasion including 89 FGCs from Friendly Foreign Countries. @adgpi pic.twitter.com/taRQr8Cndf— Army Training Command,Indian Army (@artrac_ia) June 11, 2022
Review Officer Bhinder awarded the Sword of Honor to Mausam Vats of Samastipur (Bihar).
Neeraj Singh Papola of Udham Singhnagar (Uttarakhand) won the gold medal while Mausam Vats got silver and Ketan Patial of Mandi (Himachal Pradesh) won bronze. Digant Garg of South Delhi also won a Silver Medal (TG).
Tenzin Namge of Bangladesh was adjudged the best foreign cadet.
After clearing the course, a total of 89 GCOs of the armies of eight friendly countries, namely Afghanistan, Bhutan, Kyrgyzstan, Maldives, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Tajikistan and Tanzania became part of the armies of their respective countries.
Of these GCOs, 150 have passed regular courses and 133 have passed technical graduate courses.