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186 Officers Pass Out From Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai



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29 April, 2023

186 Officers Pass Out From Officers Training Academy (OTA), Chennai

On 29 April, 2023, a spectacular military parade at the Parameshwaran Drill Square of Officers Training Academy(OTA), Chennai marked the passing out ceremony of Short Service Commissioned Officers of the batches SSC-115 and SSC(W)-29 and equivalent courses. The immaculate drill of Officer Cadets marching to enthralling martial tunes left the audience spell-bound. It was a proud moment for the officer cadets and their parents, as also the Instructors and Administrative Staff of OTA Chennai, who over the last one year of integrated training have seen the transformation of these proud men and women into future leaders of the Indian Army.

A total of 121 Gentlemen Cadets and 36 Women Cadets Courses got commissioned into various Arms and Services of the Indian Army. A new beginning commenced, when for the first time, five Women Cadets got commissioned into the Regiment of Artillery. 05 Gentlemen Cadets and 24 Women Cadets from Bhutan also completed their training.

The Parade was reviewed by General SM Shafiuddin Ahmed, Chief of Army Staff-Bangladesh Army, who also presented the Sword of Honour and OTA Gold Medal to ACA Ajay Singh Gill, Silver Medal to SUO Ajay Kumar A and the Bronze Medal to BUO Mehak Saini. The Reviewing Officer complimented the officer cadets and Staff of the Officers Training Academy on the excellent all round standards achieved. He exhorted the Cadets of the Passing Out Courses to always adhere to the core military values of ‘Selfless Service to the Nation’ and strive for excellence in all their endeavours.

The newly commissioned officers, donning their ranks and regimental accoutrements, swore allegiance to the country and the Constitution of India as they stepped out of the portals of the Officers Training Academy, committing to ‘Serve with Honour’ to safeguard the Honour of the country.

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