A total of 610 gentlemen cadets, including 45 from six different countries, were part of the Passing Out Parade on June 11, 2016 at the end of their IMA Dehradun training.
Lt Gen Sarath Chand, GOC-in-C of South Western Command, reviewed the officers. He asked them to imbibe and uphold the IMA’s motto of valor and wisdom during their professional careers as it would make them competent and instill qualities like fair play, tolerance, civility, etc.
The largest number of cadets were 98 from Uttar Pradesh. Bihar and Haryana had 60 each. 36 were from Maharashtra, 35 from Rajasthan, 32 from Himachal Pradesh and 27 from Punjab.
The coveted ‘Sword of Honour’ went to Cadet Adjutant Rajendra Singh Bisht. The Battalion under Officer Aman Dhaka was given the Gold Medal for the Gentleman Cadet standing First in the Overall Order of Merit.