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Combined display of Indian army from the Officers Training Academy in Chennai

Physical Training Instructors and cadets from the OTA in Chennai. Photograph:( WION )

WION Chennai Sep 06, 2019, 09.00 PM (IST) Written By: Sidharth MP

A day ahead of the Passing out Parade(POP) at the prestigious Army Officer’s Training Academy in Chennai, the cadets, their trainers and teams from the Indian Army showcased their spectacular skills and daredevilry - ranging from Equestrian, Para-motor, Gymnastics followed by the Gatka, a Sikh Martial art.

A total of 204 cadets are to pas out of the OTA in Chennai for the batch of 2019. They include 153 Gentlemen Cadets, 30 Lady cadets, and 21 Foreign cadets (12 men and 9 women) from friendly countries. 

Speaking to WION, Major General A Arun, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor said, “The Passing Out Parade is a Red-letter day in the life of cadets, as they get commissioned into the Army as Officers, the same applies to the foreign cadets that train here and return to their respective armies. 46 weeks back they were young men and women.”

“What we have witnessed today in the form of a Combined display are the Co-curricular activities of the cadets, it was being performed by the trainers, cadets and also other teams from our Army” added the Major General.

Army Officer’s Training Academy in Chennai

Equestrian - Physical Training Instructors and cadets from the OTA in Chennai enthralled the audience by performing tent-pegging, six-bar jump, jumping through a ring of fire etc.

Gatka

Gatka - An Indian Army team form the Punjab Light Infantry display acts of daredevilry that are part of the Sikh Martial Art Gatka. 

Gymnastics

Gymnastics - Cadets and their Physical Training Instructors showcase their prowess and agility and perform a variety of jumps, rolls, synchronized acts of team gymnastics.

Paramotor

A team from the Para Regimental Centre Bengaluru soared to the skies and showcased a range of aerial maneuvers. 
 

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A total of 204 cadets are to pas out of the OTA in Chennai for the batch of 2019. They include 153 Gentlemen Cadets, 30 Lady cadets, and 21 Foreign cadets (12 men and 9 women) from friendly countries