Indian Army Stares at Acute Deficit of Officers

Indian Army Stares at Acute Deficit of Officers,  closure of the Officers' Training Academy (OTA) in Gaya, Bihar due to lack of adequate intake is likely to lead to increasing the deficit of officers in the Indian Army, OTA Gaya has capacity for 750 cadets but the intake is only 250 as per the Times of India. OTA Gaya was opened in the belief that more youth will be attracted to the Army but these hopes have been belied.

The shortfall in training of the cadets in OTA will be made up by Indian Military Academy (IMA) in Dehradun and the OTA in Chennai who are also having a problem of capacity utilisation. IMA has a capacity for 1,650 cadets but trains only 1,300

The locals have petitioned the President of India in October last year against shifting of the OTA.

Meanwhile in June, s a celebratory prelude to the Passing out Parade on 08 June 2019, a Multi Activity Display showcasing extraordinary military skills and breathtakingly gripping performances was held at Officers’ Training Academy, Gaya..........................


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