Indian Military Academy Passing Out Parade 2018 will be conducted on 9th of June where cadets will take the final oath to serve the motherland till the last breath. Before the IMA POP 2018, the award ceremony was conducted on 6th of June where the Academy awards were presented to the cadets. In the award ceremony, 458 cadets were honored with different awards who showed their versatile skills during their IMA Training. Indian Military Academy Commandant Lieutenant General S.K. Jha presented the awards. He also delivered his final speech to the cadets to join the respective units in the Indian Army and teach them the lessons of discipline, Pride, and Defence.
During his speech Lt Gen. Jha said that the result of hard work is always pleasant and fruitful. And as a result, all the cadets who underwent intense training at the IMA are also going to get their gifts. The final stage of all the Cadets will complete after they cross the “Antim Pag” during IMA POP 2018.
During the Medals and Award ceremony, the 49 cadets were also offered diploma from IMA. Under the training period, the cadets are offered the diploma of Military Studies form Uttarakhand Technical University. Out of 49 Cadets, 38 cadets are from Afghanistan. Apart from that, there are 3 cadets from Tajikistan, 3 from Tanzania, 1 from Kyrgyzstan cadets underwent Diploma training at Indian Military Academy.
|Individual Excellence Awards|
|Parachute Regiment Medal||Lalit Kumar|
|Sikh Regimen Silver Medal||Sachin Kumar Chahar|
|Dogra Regiment & Scout Wing Medal||Birender Singh Adhikari|
|Maratha Li Medal||PT Nitin Antil|
|Sikh Li Silver Medal||Vikas Kapadi|
|Corps of Signals Medal||Kuldeep Nanasaheb Panwar|
|9 GR Medal||Kuldeep Nanasaheb Panwar|
|Rajput Regiment Silver Medal||Kuldeep Nanasaheb Panwar|
|Brigade of the Guards Medal||Aditya Nikhara|
|Rajputana Rifle Medal||Aatish Sehgal|
|8 GR Medal||Hitesh Thakur|
|Jat Regiment Silver Medal||Mahesh Kumar|
|ASC Medal||Akash Bawa|
|Grenadiers Trophy||Bhuvnesh Sharma|
|Motivation Trophy||Birender Singh Adhikari|
|Book Prize Award|
|IT Award||Nitish Bhatt|
|M & D Club||Gaurav Kaushal|
|Journalism Club||Karan Bhalla|
|Commandant Book Prize||Mashakur Ahmed Bhatt|
|Rolling Trophy (Personal)|
|King of Fareedkot Trophy||Abhimanyu Thakur|
|Major Shaitan Singh Trophy||Abhimanyu Thakur|
|Deccan Horse Trophy||Lalit Kumar|
|8th Course Re Union Trophy||Nitin Bhatia|
Chief Guest of IMA Passing out Parade 2018:
During IMA POP 2018, the Nepalese Chief of Army Staff (COAS) General Rajendra Chhetri will mark his presence as the Chief Guest of Passing Out parade at IMA. In IMA POP 2017, Bangladesh Army Chief General Abu Belal Muhammad Shafiul Huq was invited as the Chief Guest of the Parade.