The full form of IMA is the Indian Military Academy. It is the official training unit of the Indian Army and meant for training male candidates for a permanent commission in the Indian Army. It is headquartered In Dehradun in the Northern Indian state of Uttarakhand. The campus is located on the National Highway 72. Trainees admitted to the IMA are known as Gentleman Cadet. They are supposed to uphold the highest standards of moral rectitude.
Short History of the IMA
The IMA was founded in 1949 and, since its inception, has grown from 40 GC's to a planned capacity of 1200 GC's. The IMA was expanded into Armed Forces Academy in January 1949, where the cadets of Army, Navy, and Air Force were trained. The Armed Forced Academy in Dehradun was renamed as National Defence Academy. In 1954 The joint services wing was relocated to Khadakvasla in Pune, but the military wing stayed back in Dehradun and regained its original name Indian Military Academy.