Dehradun: A total of 387 gentlemen cadets (GCs) – 319 Indian and 68 from friendly foreign countries — passed out from the Indian Military academy (IMA) in a subdued ceremony in light of the death of Chief of Defence Staff General Bipin Rawat and 12 others in a chopper crash on Wednesday.
The passing out parade (POP) was reviewed by President Ram Nath Kovind. In light of the toned-down ceremony, the academy did away with the tradition of bringing the reviewing officer to the historic Drill Square, where the parade is held, in a horsedriven carriage.
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