Kenya’s first woman General leads delegation to Indian Military Academy

Tags: Defence

A high level delegation from the Kenya Military Academy visited the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun on 5-7 October. This tour has been done under the Indo-Kenya Defence Cooperation.

Important facts

  • A five-member delegation, led by Major General FG Ahmed, Commandant, Kenya Military Academy, reached the Academy, participated in the military training for Gentlemen Cadets at the IMA.

  • Major General FG Ahmed is the first woman to hold the rank of General in the Kenya Armed Forces and Commandant Kenya Military Academy.

  • She was commissioned as a second lieutenant in 1985 and was posted to the Kenya Air Force.

  • The Kenyan military delegation also met Lt Gen VK Mishra, Commandant, IMA and discussed military training and administrative matters in detail.

Indian Military Academy (IMA)

  • IMA was established in 1932 by Field Marshal Sir Philip W Chatwood.

  • In 1947, the command of the Indian Military Academy was given to Brigadier Thakur Mahadev Singh.

  • In 1960, the institute was renamed as Indian Military Academy (IMA).

  • The then President Dr. S. Radhakrishnan presented the flag to the Academy for the first time on 10 December 1962.

  • It is located in Dehradun.

About Kenya 

  • President - William Ruto

  • Capital - Nairobi

  • Official Languages -Swahili, English

  • Currency - Kenyan shilling

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