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Like mother, like son: Major and cadet commissioned into Indian Army from the same Academy 27 years apart

CHENNAI: It was a serendipitous deja vu for retired Major Smita Chaturvedi when her son was commissioned into the Indian Army Saturday in a strikingly similar manner that she was 27 years ago.

On July 30, cadets were inducted into the Indian Army in Chennai in a commissioning ceremony at the Officers Training Academy. It was reviewed by the Chief of Defence of Maldives, Major General Abdulla Shamaal.

Among the newly-recruited servicemen was a son following in the footsteps of his mother.

"A rare euphoric moment for a Lady Officer: Major Smita Chaturvedi (Retd) Commissioned from Officers Training Academy, Chennai before 27 years in 1995, saw her son getting Commissioned in the same manner in the same Academy today," Defence PRO Chennai said.

Maj Chaturvedi (retd) was also seen reminiscing her days at the Academy as she tipped her hat to all the officers joining the army.



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