Three hospitalised as foreign, Indian cadets clash at IMA

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DEHRADUN: A scuffle between gentlemen cadets (GCs) at the Indian Military Academy (

IMA

) has left three GCs admitted in military

hospital

with injuries. It is alleged that a few GCs — some from a central Asian country and others who were

Indian cadets

— got into a physical

fight

after a heated argument on Wednesday night. A source familiar with the development told TOI, “The fight started between a few GCs, and drew attention when many others also got involved. It is not clear as to what precipitated the fight.”
When queried, IMA officials on Friday refused to give any confirmation about the medical condition of the cadets — all believed to be Indian GCs — admitted in hospital but maintained that an inquiry has been ordered in the matter. Earlier on Thursday, the academy had issued a statement that said, “A case of scuffle involving gentlemen cadets undergoing pre-commission training at Indian Military Academy occurred on the night of March 3.The case is being investigated and followed-up.”
Meanwhile, reacting to the incident, defence expert and former Indian Army officer Maroof Raza, who has also served as an instructor at IMA, said that such incidents are extremely rare in the academy which is known for its discipline.

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