Chennai, Mar 16: A total of 272 officers were commissioned into the Indian Army as short service officers in a glittering ceremony at the Officers Training Academy (OTA) here today.
Army Chief General Bikram Singh reviewed the ceremonial passing out parade here, which saw 215 officers, including 57 women officers, besides one from Lesotho (Africa) complete their training.
General Singh handed over the prestigious Sword of Honour to Academy Under Officer Chandra Mauli and the Gold Medal to Battalion Under Officer Seema Nayal.
Basantar Company won the Chief of Army Staff Banner.
The Officers Training Academy in Chennai trains cadets as officers, acquainting them with physical training, drill endurance training, weapon training, academics, radio communication supplemented by military history, communication skills and military etiquette.
It is also the only academy in the country that trains women for the Indian Army.
Lt. Gen. Surendra Nath, General Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Army Training Command, OTA Commandant Major Gen. S S Jog were present during the function. (ANI)