Kolkata, Jan 19 (IBNS): The Indian government on Tuesday said 216 Gorkha youths have been inducted in the Indian Army.
The Passing Out Parade of Recruit Batch No 170 was held at 58 Gorkha Training Centre recently.
"The parade symbolises the culmination of training and transformation of a person into a young soldier. A total of 216 recruits of 5 Gorkha Rifles and 8 Gorkha Rifles took oath of affirmation in the solemn and impressive ceremony," read a government statement.
The parade was reviewed by Brigadier RS Thakur, Commandant 58 Gorkha Training Centre and trophies – Manekshaw Trophy and Gen Dutta Trophy - were awarded to the young soldiers who performed exceedingly well in various disciplines of their military training.
|Gorkha recruits take oath during passing out parade - file photo|