It is there in the National Defence Academy, Indian Military Academy, and Officer’s Training Academy.
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Every cadet who graduates from the academies must cross the ‘Antim Pag’.
It is only after they do so, their drill instructors at the academies become their subordinates by rank with the exception of the NDA.
At the IMA in Dehradun, the gentleman cadets cross the ‘Antim Pag’ and enter the ceremonial hall.
The doors are closed behind them and when they opened again, out emerge proud, confident and valiant officers of the Indian Army.
The same is the case at the OTA in Chennai.