The Indian Military Academy (IMA) celebrated its 86th Raising Day in Dehradun on Monday. Lt Gen S K Jha, Commandant of the Indian Military Academy, conveyed his appreciation to the IMA fraternity for their dedication and contribution towards transforming the Academy into a world class military institution.

As part of the Raising Day celebrations various activities were organised which included wreath laying at the IMA War Memorial, felicitations to civilian staff, a ‘Barakhana’ and ‘Raising day dinner’.

The IMA came into existence on 1 October 1932. In the last 86 years, the Academy has grown in its training capacity from 40 gentleman cadets to 1,650 gentleman cadets. Till date, 60,876 gentlemen cadets have passed out from the portals of the Academy as officers, including foreign gentlemen cadets from 30 friendly foreign countries.

The Academy has a rich history and its alumni have excelled in all spheres of military and sports activities. They have etched stories of heroic valour and outstanding leadership in numerous battlefields across the world, winning many gallantry awards.

All members of the staff, gentlemen cadets, service and civilian employees rededicated themselves to work with commitment to uphold the glorious legacy of the IMA.