Elated to join the Indian Army, 183 OTA cadets celebrate their last day as trainees

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on 12 March 2016. Solaris Images

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

After having completed the 49-week rigorous training module, the 183 trainee cadets were officially inducted  into the Indian Army as Lieutenants.  Solaris Images

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

Like every year, the OTA held the traditional pipping ceremony where proud parents unveil the stars on every cadet's shoulder. Solaris Images

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

Of the 183 trainee cadets, 146 of them were gentlemen cadets, while the other 37 were lady cadets.  (SOLARIS IMAGES)

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag reviewed the passing out parade of the Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

Army Chief General Dalbir Singh Suhag was present to review the passing out parade. He spoke to the newly commissioned officers and encouraged them to be worthy of respect from subordinates and understand the unique commitment expected of each of them. Solaris Images

The Indian Army cadets of the Officers Training Academy celebrate after the passing out ceremony at the OTA grounds in Chennai, India on March 12, 2016. (SOLARIS IMAGES)

General Dalbir Singh further went on to talk about how the Indian Army is the 'most admired and respected institution'. He also presented the 'sword of honour', the top recognition from OTA as well as gold medals to outstanding cadets.  Solaris Images


Published Date: Mar 13, 2016 11:55 am | Updated Date: Mar 14, 2016 04:43 pm