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44 ANA officers graduate from IMA

44 ANA officers graduate from IMA

Dec 13, 2014 - 19:20

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Forty-four Afghan National Army cadets on Saturday graduated from the Indian Military Academy in Dehradun to become officers, the Indian Embassy in Kabul said.

Afghan Army Chief Gen. Sher Mohammad Karimi was chief guest at the passing out parade at IMA, the embassy said in a statement issued here.

During the passing out parade, 44 Afghan officers, who were undergoing training at the IMA, graduated to become officers and would join the Afghan National Army soon.

A total of 665 cadets, including 64 from friendly foreign countries, passed out from the Indian Military Academy.

In the past, a large number of the Afghan National Army (ANA) officers have completed their training at the prestigious military academy and have come back as professional soldiers to serve their motherland.

Gen Karimi is in India on an official visit and was accorded the Guard of Honour. Gen Karimi laid a wreath at the Amar Jawan Jyoti – a monument to the martyrs.

During his visit, Gen Karimi will meet with top Indian military officials, including the Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh Suhag and discuss the strengthening of bilateral cooperation, the statement said.


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