16 Interesting Facts About Indian Military Academy
Hello Defence Lovers, The path of the warrior is tough and full of hurdles but that is what tests the true mettle of a man. IMA brings out the best from you. IMA teaches to care last about oneself and helps in bringing out some Gentleman Qualities from an Ordinary man. So there is no doubt that the Indian Military Academy is the Best Ever Training Academy in the world. Let’s Know about Some of the Interesting Facts about Indian Military Academy which motivates you to join the Indian Armed Forces and to be able to Live a Life Less Ordinary.
(1.) IMA – Located in the hills of Dehradun, the place where IMA is located, is believed to be where Guru Dronacharya had his weapons training area.
(2.) On this 1st October, 2017, IMA completed its 85 years. It has given more than 59,900 officers to Indian Army since then.
(3.) The first batch of IMA had Field Marshal Sam Maneskshaw, who returned 70 years later to IMA as a chief guest during Passing out Parade of a batch of cadets.
(4.) The first batch of IMA had 40 cadets, and has grown up to accommodate 1200 cadets.
(5.) IMA trains cadets from friendly nations too, e.g. – Afghanistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Tajikistan etc.
(6.) IMA has an area of more than 1400 acres.
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(7.) It has world class accommodation, mess, weapons training area, every kind of sports you could imagine, hills, rivers, open grounds for training purposes.
(8.) The instructors are the cream of Indian Army who train the cadets and make them scholar warriors. Naib Subedaar Sanjay Kumar, a ParamVeer Chakra awardee trains the cadets in weapons training.
(9.) On admission to IMA, you are called a GC, Gentleman Cadet.
(10.) IMA’ motto – Valour and Wisdom.
(11.) Establishments in IMA are located at a distance of 2–3 kms, and therefore cadets are always on a run to reach on time.
(12.) After Passing out Parade, three choppers rain rose petals on from the sky on to the cadets as a sign of new warriors.
(13.) It won’t be wrong to say that entire Armed Forces lives by the IMA Credo – “The safety, honor and welfare of your country comes first, always and every time. The honor, safety and welfare of the men you command come next. Your own ease, comfort and safety, comes last always and every time.”
(14.) GCs not allowed to keep phones, use STD landline phones only during free time. But, there is no free time.
(15.) GCs aren’t allowed to go out until they clear a DST, i.e., Drill Square Test, else, extra Drills, no leaves.
(16.) There are Granite Walls in IMA Hut of Remembrance, where names of all heroes are carved in Gold. Few walls are left blank, because the reality is, this is an unpredictable life.