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INDIAN MILITARY ACADEMY

Chakrata, Dehradun

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Overview

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The Indian Military Academy has provided the backdrop for a number of Bollywood movies such as Lakshya in 2004 and the Tamil film Vaaranam Aayiram.

In 2015, there was a book written by Tanushree Poddar called On The Double:  Drills , Drama and Dare-Devilry,  which provides a fictional account of a gentleman cadet's life.

The Making of a Warrior  was a documentary by Dipti Bhalla and Kunal Verma which highlighed the IMA's culture, traditions and training regime.  
 

 

Established in 1932, the Indian Military Academy trains officers for the Indian Army.  The Academy can accommodate upto 1,650 cadets for training courses ranging from 3 months to 16 months.  The completion of the course leads to a permanent commission in the army. 

Spread over 1,400 acres, the Academy houses the Chetwoode Hall, Khetarpal Auditorium, Somnath Stadium, Salaria Aquatic Centre, Hoshiar Singh Gymnasium and other facilities

While the Chetwoode Hall, established in 1930, is the Administrative headquarters of the IMA, it is also the hub of Academic training. 

There is also an IMA Museum on the premises that displays artifacts of historic importance such as the pistol of Lt. Gen Niazi of the Pakistan Army which was handed over to Lt. Gen J.S. Aurora during the surrender ceremony marking the end of the Bangladesh War in 1971.

The IMA also has a War Memorial located on the campus which commemorates the alumni who died in action.  The memorial was inaugurated by Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw in November 1999, shortly after the Kargil War ended.  There are over 847 names engraved on the memorial. 

THE IMA IS NOT OPEN TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC. PERMISSION IS REQUIRED TO VISIT THE ACADEMY

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