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The Indian Military Academy

-  An 80-Year-Old World-Class Institution

A national treasure, The Indian Military Academy in Dehradun is India’s elite officer training academy. It develops cadets intellectually, physically, militarily, ethically, and socially, and competes with the world’s best military institutions – be it Sandhurst or West Point. Each term, close to 500 Gentlemen Cadets are commissioned as lieutenants in the Indian Army. SALT reintroduces the premier institution – lest we forget!

 The Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, Uttarakhand, is a premier world-class military training institution. The almost 80-year-old academy first opened its elite doors to Gentlemen Cadets (GCs) in 1932. The first batch of GCs that passed out from its precincts was a group of forty, aptly called ‘Pioneers’. From 1932 to the eve of 2012 – the 80-year-old-academy has grown – not just in area and numbers, but in thought, training, and technology. Within the serene, colonial structures dotted all over the 1400 lush acres of the campus, are state-of-the-art infrastructure and tools to aid the instructors to develop the GCs into warrior leaders with compassion, valour and wisdom uppermost in their beings. Officers from foreign armies are often sent to IMA, and eight different nationalities were represented in last month’s graduating class. The Passing Out Parade, at the end of each term (, is something that every GC looks forward to. It is the culmination of their successful training, and they are bid farewell with great pomp and ceremony. Their proud shoulders now carry a well-earned star and also the huge responsibility that comes with it – that of protecting the nation and their 1.3 billion countrymen.  The academy has a very distinguished record of its alumni winning great distinctions for gallantry.

Read the entire article in the print edition of SALT

The feature includes the following:

IMA Then & Now

The IMA Campus

Chetwode Hall – the Epicentre of IMA

IMA Traditions

The Training of GCs

The Passing Out Parade





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