Commandant parade marks culmination of training for Autumn term 2017

Indian Military Academy Commandant parade

Jai Kumar



Commandant’s Parade for Autumn term 2017 took place at the Indian Military Academy on Thursday. The Commandant’s Parade marked the culmination of training of 409 Indian and 78 Foreign Gentlemen Cadets from Seven friendly foreign countries.

Lt Gen S.K. Jha Commandant, Indian Military Academy who reviewed the Parade, complimented all the Gentlemen Cadets for an immaculate turnout and excellent drill movements, which indicated a high level of motivation, pride and cohesion achieved by them during their training at IMA. He also congratulated everyone for being on the verge of completing the training successfully.

General S.K. Jha in his address to the Gentlemen Cadets highlighted that the Army’s reputation rests firmly on their shoulders. He said that they have earned this honour with hard work and they need to retain it by living up to the Army’s core values of Character, Competence, Commitment and Compassion. These values are reflected in the IMA’s Code of Conduct and Gentlemen Cadets aspiring to high ideals and to be in the pursuit of excellence, must demonstrated these at all times.

General officer also extended the compliments to the 78 Gentleman Cadets from the friendly foreign countries for having endured through the rigorous regimen of the training, exhibiting excellent transformation and are ready to don the ranks in their respective armies, as most refined officers. He said the strong bond of togetherness that they have developed here shall foster into a concerted effort towards countering the umpteen global challenges the world faces today.

In the end, he encouraged the Gentlemen Cadets to put their best foot forward for the final Passing out Parade and wished all the Gentlemen Cadets the very best in the years ahead.

A large number of school children from Dehradun and neighbouring cities, local citizens and