A spectacular Commandant’s Parade at Indian Military Academy (IMA) on Thursday marked the culmination of training of 347 Indian and 80 Gentlemen Cadets from seven friendly foreign countries. The reviewing officer of the parade was Commandant of the IMA, Lieutenant General SK Jha. In his address, he complimented all the Gentlemen Cadets for an immaculate turnout and excellent drill movements. He praised the GCs for a high level of motivation, pride, and cohesion achieved by them during their training at IMA. The IMA commandant also congratulated everyone for being on the verge of completing the training successfully. Exhorting the GCs to live up to the Army’s core values of character, competence, commitment, and compassion, he said that the Army’s reputation rests firmly on their shoulders and that they have earned this honor with sheer hard work. He added that these values are reflected in the IMA’s Code of Conduct and GCs aspiring to high ideals and pursuing excellence, must demonstrate these at all times. Lt Gen Jha also extended the compliments to the 80 GCs from the friendly foreign countries for having endured through the rigorous regimen of the training, exhibiting excellent transformation and are ready to don the ranks in their respective armies as most refined officers. He said the strong bond of togetherness the Foreign GCs have developed in IMA shall foster a concerted effort towards countering numerous global challenges the world faces today. In the end, the IMA Commandant encouraged the GCs to put their best foot forward for the final Passing out Parade and wished them very best for their bright future.