Punjab cadet presented Sword of Honour - ECAS Punjab

Punjab cadet presented Sword of Honour

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Tribune News Service

Chandigarh, June 13

The coveted Sword of Honour at the passing out parade for the Spring Term 2020 of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, held on Saturday was awarded to Battalion Under Officer Akashdeep Singh Dhillon from Punjab, while the gold medal for standing first in the order of merit was bagged by Academy Under Officer Shiv Kumar Singh Chauhan.

The silver medal for standing second in the order of merit was presented to Academy Cadet Adjutant Sakshyam Rana and the bronze medal for standing third was awarded to Senior Under Officer Suraj Singh.

All these cadets are from the 146th Regular Course. Dhillon is an alumnus of the Sainik School, Kapurthala, and has been commissioned into the elite Parachute Regiment, while Chauhan, an alumnus of the Rashtriya Military School, Bengaluru, has joined the Gorkha Rifles.

The silver medal for standing first in the order of merit from the 129th Technical Graduate Course batch that also passed out on Saturday was presented to Junior Under Officer Bharath Yogendra, while the silver medal for standing first in the order of merit amongst foreign cadets went to Sergeant Doan Van Son of Vietnam, the sole cadet from his country.

The Chief of Army Staff Banner was awarded to Alamein and Sinhgarh Company for standing overall first among all 16 companies into which the academy cadets of the Spring Term 2020 were divided.

The awards were presented by Chief of the Army Staff Gen Manoj Mukand Naravane, who was the reviewing officer of the parade. General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command, Lt Gen Raj Shukla was also present on the occasion.

A total of 423 cadets of both courses, including 90 cadets from nine friendly foreign countries, passed out from the portals of the IMA. Among Indian cadets, the Infantry bagged the lion's share with 117 new officers, followed by the Artillery with 62 and the Engineers with 29 new entrants.



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