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    Published On : Sat, Feb 6th, 2016
    Latest News | By Nagpur Today Nagpur News

    Impressive passing out parade held at GRC, Kamptee

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command reviewing the Passing Out Parade at The Brigade of the Guards, Kamptee on 06 Feb 2016

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command reviewing the Passing Out Parade at The Brigade of the Guards, Kamptee on 06 Feb 2016

    Nagpur: 170 Recruits of the 104 Recruit Course attained the status of a combat soldiers at an impressive and solemn passing out parade at The Brigade of The Guards Regimental Centre, Kamptee on 06 Feb 2016.

    A colourful Ceremonial Parade was presented by these proud young Guardsmen, who are the newest additions to the armed forces fraternity. These motivated and spirited young guardsmen have earned their status after a challenging and strenuous training of thirty four weeks. Keeping with the age old traditions, they were administered the oath of allegiance and devotion to duty by the Adjutant.

    As they crossed the symbolic “Last Step” or “Antim Pag” in slow march to the famous Auld Lang Syne tune of the military band, these recruits formally attained the status of combat soldiers, ready for frontline duties. Medals were presented to outstanding Guardsmen in various disciplines of training. The coveted Overall Best Recruit Trophy was awarded to Recruit Push Raj of Cariappa Training Company. It was indeed a proud moment for the kith and kin of these recruits who had come from far flung areas to witness the eventful ceremony in which their wards participated.

    A contingent of 104 Recruit Course of The Brigade of The Guards marches past the podium at passing out parade on 06 Feb 2016 during passing out parade at GRC Kamptee.

    A contingent of 104 Recruit Course of The Brigade of The Guards marches past the podium at passing out parade on 06 Feb 2016 during passing out parade at GRC Kamptee.

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command reviewed the parade. The General Officer is an alumnus of National Defence Academy, Khadakvasla, and was commissioned into the 6th Battalion, Brigade of The Guards on 17 Dec 1977. The General Officer has had varied Combat, Staff and Command experiences. He is a graduate of the Defence Services Staff College, Wellington and is also qualified on Higher Command Course and attended the National Defence Course in Bangladesh. His academic qualifications include a Masters in Science in Defence Studies from University of Madras and Masters in Philosophy in Defence and Management Studies from Devi Ahilya Bai Vishwa Vidyalaya, Indore.

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command awarding Trophy to the best recruits of the 104th Recruit Course during Passing out parade at GRC Kamptee.

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command awarding Trophy to the best recruits of the 104th Recruit Course during Passing out parade at GRC Kamptee.

    During his illustrious career, the General Officer has tenanted several prestigious command and staff appointments. He has the distinction of serving in all types of terrain from plains and High Altitude in the North, to the obstacle ridden and deserts in the West and the Jungles in the East in varied operational roles including conventional and sub conventional.

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command addressing to the Recruits of the 104th Recruit Course at GRC Kamptee.

    Lieutenant General RP Sahi, AVSM, Chief of Staff, Central Command addressing to the Recruits of the 104th Recruit Course at GRC Kamptee.

    He has commanded 18th Battalion of The Brigade of The Guards, an Independent Mechanised Brigade and an Armoured Division.


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