Indian Military Academy

1. The Indian Military College Committee, set up under the chairmanship of Field Marshal Sir Philip Chetwode, recommended in 1931 the establishment of an Indian Military Academy in Dehradun to produce forty commissioned officers twice a year following two and a half years of training. 2. Brigadier L.P. Collins was appointed the first Commandant and the first batch of 40 Gentleman Cadets (GC), as Indian Military Academy trainees are known, began their training on 1 October 1932. 3. Indian Military Academy was inaugurated on 10 December 1932, at the end of the…

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