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Death of two cadets shocks IMA

22 Août 2017

Sharma, who died on Friday, hailed from Bathinda in Punjab.

Deepak Sharma, 22, was undergoing pre-commission training at IMA, and was one of six cadets who collapsed during training, the report added. These two deaths have shocked the premier military training institute of the country.

"Seven gentlemen cadets fell unwell due to dehydration".

The IMA on its part came out with its version on the unfortunate deaths of cadets.

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An Army statement said the two cadets were participating in a training camp for first- term cadets of the Indian Military Academy (IMA) in the general area of Badshahi Bagh in Saharanpur district of Uttar Pradesh. They were administered first aid by the medical officer on the spot.

Cadet Deepak Sharma and Cadet Nabin Kumar Chhetri passed away on August 18 and 19 respectively after both fainted during a 10-km run as part of their training near Dehradun. "The individual succumbed to exhaustion and dehydration and passed away at 1.30pm on 18 August despite best efforts made by the doctors", the IMA claimed.

Chhetri, too, was in the military hospital from where he was referred to another Dehradun hospital where the best medical treatment by specialised doctors was provided. The best medical treatment by specialised doctors both at Military Hospital Dehradun was provided and all efforts were made to treat the individual, " reads the communiqué.

The remaining cadets have been treated at the military hospital and are stable.Such runs called route marches are held from time to time by the IMA to boost the cadets stamina and endurance. The Physician at the associated hospital of Government Doon Medical College (GDMC), Rameshwar Pandey said that many times a youngster looking fit could suffer from many diseases which could manifest later.

Death of two cadets shocks IMA