MILITARY ACADEMY

  • 700 cadets pass out from Indian Military Academy June 14, 2014

    A total of 700 cadets passed out from the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun on Saturday of which 636 joined the Indian Army while the remaining were foreign cadets, an official said. The foreign cadets are from Bhutan, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea and Afghanistan. After the passing out parade, the...
  • IMA receives bomb threat, one arrested January 26, 2014

    Dehradun: One person has been arrested from Dehradun in connection with the bomb threat to the Indian Military Academy. Last week, on January 22, the IMA received a letter saying the institution would be blown up as the entire nation celebrated its 65th Republic Day on Sunday. The arrested man...
  • London: Prince Harry quits as helicopter pilot, take up army desk job January 17, 2014

    Prince Harry will quit his role as an ace Apache helicopter pilot to take up a desk job in the British Army, it was announced on Friday. "The Prince will take the position of SO3 (Defence Engagement). His responsibilities will include helping to coordinate significant projects and commemorative events involving the...
  • CBI unearths major recruitment scam in Indian Military Academy, books 3 Lieutenant Colonels January 11, 2014

    Unearthing a major recruitment scam in the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun, the CBI has booked three serving Lieutenant Colonels in connection with the case. Lieutenant Colonels Akhilesh Mishra, Jagdish Bishnoi and Ambarish Tiwari have been accused of issuing fake experience certificates to candidates in recruitment to group C and D...
  • Dehradun: 631 cadets graduate from IMA June 8, 2013

    Dehradun: A total of 631 cadets passed out of the Indian Military Academy here on Saturday after completing the rigorous course to join the Indian Army as officers. Before being formally commissioned into the Army, the cadets walked in files at the famed Drill Square set against the historic Chetwode...
  • Heart attack killed Hugo Chavez, says his head guard March 7, 2013

    Caracas: President Hugo Chavez died of a massive heart attack after great suffering and inaudibly mouthed his desire to live, the head of Venezuela's presidential guard said late Wednesday. "He couldn't speak but he said it with his lips ... 'I don't want to die. Please don't let me die,'...
  • Dehra Dun: IMA passing out ceremony today June 9, 2012

    Dehra Dun: A total of 678 Gentleman Cadets (GCs), including 21 from friendly nations, will pass out from the prestigious Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehra Dun on Saturday. Bhanu Pratap Singh Mankotia has been selected for the prestigious 'Sword of Honour' award for best allround performance, IMA Commandant Lt Gen...
  • Age row: Army chief plays down rift with govt January 10, 2012

    New Delhi: Army chief General VK Singh is trying to play down his disagreement with the Defence Ministry over a prolonged and messy age row that threatened to impact his tenure. When asked whether he had any disagreement with the government, Army Chief General VK Singh said, "There is no difference...
  • Have no axe to grind with govt: Gen VK Singh January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: General VK Singh on Thursday played down the entire age row episode saying he had no axe to grind with the government. The Defence Ministry has already begun the search for the next Army chief in a bid to avoid any confusion in case General Singh quits or...
  • Defence Min begins search for next Army chief January 5, 2012

    New Delhi: The Defence Ministry has begun the search for the next Army chief in a bid to avoid any confusion in case General VK Singh quits or if a court rejects his plea before his official tenure comes to an end. The government says he will retire in April this...
  • Antony rejects Army Chief's plea on age change December 30, 2011

    New Delhi: In a major setback for Indian Army chief General VK Singh, the defence ministry on Friday rejected his statutory complaint seeking a change in his year of birth from 1950 to 1951 in the official records. The decision by Defence Minister AK Antony on the complaint has made it...
  • Govt fixes Army Chief's age; to retire in 2012 July 21, 2011

    New Delhi: Defence ministry rejected Army chief General VK Singh's claims on his date of birth and decided his year of birth will be taken as 1950. Singh will now retire next year. Singh had earlier claimed his year of birth is 1951. There were two different dates of birth for Army...
  • Pak military training academy antiUS: Wiki May 25, 2011

    Islamabad: AntiAmericanism is rife at one of Pakistan's main military training facilities, with instructors infusing their lectures with suspicions and misperceptions about the US, according to a secret US diplomatic cable released by WikiLeaks. The cable, sent in 2008 by then US Ambassador Anne Patterson, documents the experiences of American army...
  • Army chief in 'age' issue, Govt to take a call May 20, 2011

    New Delhi: Two different Dates of Birth for General VK Singh in official records, one with the Adjutant General's branch that lists May 10, 1951 and the other at the Military Secretary's branch that shows date of birth as May 10, 1950. The Attorney General's Branch has told the Ministry...
  • Bin Laden eyed small cities as targets: US May 12, 2011

    Washington: Though hunted and in hiding, Osama bin Laden remained the driving force behind every recent al Qaeda terror plot, US officials say, citing his private journal and other documents recovered in last week's raid. Until Navy SEALs killed him a week ago, bin Laden dispensed chilling advice to the leaders...
  • Taliban vows to avenge Osama's death May 3, 2011

    Islamabad: The Pakistani Taliban on Tuesday warned that they would target Pakistan and the US to avenge the killing of alQaeda chief Osama bin Laden by US special forces in a raid near the garrison city of Abbottabad. In an audio message issued to the Pakistani media from an undisclosed...
  • Osama was 800 yards from Pak Military Academy May 2, 2011

    Islamabad: Al Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden was hiding in a massive compound, worth a million US dollars, located just 800 yards from the Pakistan Military Academy near Abbottabad city, in the country's northwest when he was killed in a predawn raid by US special forces on Monday. Local residents said...
  • Army's recruitment headache may take 20 years to heal October 25, 2009

    New Delhi: The Army faces a shortage of 11,500 officers because of low recruitments at military academies and a high rate of premature retirements, and it may take 20 years to fill up the vacancies. In an internal study, the Army has said the projection was conditional and the vacancies could...
  • Watch: Indian Army calls for fresh entrants June 16, 2009

    The Indian army's call for fresh entrants has been heard and Madhav, a 20yearold undergraduate student is ready to sign up. ...
  • Impersonator booted out of Indian Military Academy December 10, 2008

    Dehradun: A man who was shunted out of the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, after failing a physical fitness test impersonated his brother and succeeded in reentering the academy but his bluff was called and he was booted out once again, the police said. Sanjeev Yadav, now in police custody,...
  • Meet 60yrold India's young guardians | Blog August 15, 2007

    Sixty years of Independence also means 60 years of successfully safeguarding the country's frontiers. CNNIBN visits the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun. ...
  • Grenade blast rocks IMA, cadet killed March 9, 2007

    New Delhi: A gentleman cadet was killed in an accidental grenade blast at the Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, on Friday. The mishap occurred during a training session. According to IMA sources, the grenade went off accidentally, killing the cadet on the spot. He has been identified as VK Tiwari. A NonCommissioned Officer...
  • Cadet found dead on IMA Raising Day October 1, 2006

    Dehra Dun: A cadet of the Indian Military Academy was found dead in his room on Sunday, the institutions 74th Raising Day. Davendra Kumar, 23, was found hanging from a ceiling fan in his room. Kumar hailed from Kandaghat in Solan district of Himachal and was a member of the academys...