IMA PASSING OUT COURSE DISPLAYS EXCELLENCE IN THE COMMANDANT’S PARADE

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Dehradun, 8 December. The historic Chetwode Drill Square hosted the commandant’s Parade for

Autumn Term 2022 on 08 Dec. The Commandant’s Parade marked the successful culmination of pre-commission training of 314 Indian and 30 Gentlemen Cadets from eleven friendly foreign countries.

Lt. Gen Vijay Kumar Mishra, Ati Vishisht Seva Medal, Commandant, Indian Military Academy reviewed the Parade and complimented all the Gentlemen Cadets for an immaculate turnout and excellent drill movements, which reflected a high level of motivation, pride, and cohesion achieved through their stellar training at IMA. He also commended the efforts by all in facing prevailing challenges while successfully progressing with the training
without any dilution.

The Commandant, IMA in his address to the Cadets said that they will now bear the onerous responsibility to defend the country and defeat our adversary at the cost of their own life and the lives of the men they lead or command. It demands from each one of them, the utmost love for the country, exceptional character, a strong sense of honor and duty, self-confidence, competence, and courage. Self-confidence is one of the most important qualities of a leader. It is a manifestation of knowledge, situational awareness, pride, and the poise to stay strong and resolute under challenging circumstances. Courage includes both aspects of physical valor as well as the courage of conviction. Physical courage should be evident in all their actions in military operations. Moral courage is the wisdom to clearly differentiate

between right and wrong and imbibe the strength of character to choose the harder right, in any situation. Self-sacrifice is essential to leadership and a prime responsibility of a leader. They must see that the needs of their men are met first, and make their utmost effort in meeting them.

The General Officer also extended compliments to the 30 Gentlemen Cadets from friendly foreign countries for having endured the rigorous regimen of training, exhibiting excellent transformation, and being fully ready to don the ranks in their respective armies, as most proficient officers. He addressed them specifically while stating that they will return home with happy memories of their stay at IMA and our country. The training that they have received will benefit them in selfless service to their country. The bonds of friendship forged here with fellow Cadets and faculty will further strengthen the bonds of friendship between our nations.

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. The Commandant also congratulated the Parents and dear ones of the Passing Out Course for the achievements of their wards.

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