Having blazed an enviable trail of professional excellence over a full and glorious 44 years of its history in the service of its motherland, the Officers Training Academy is destined for greater honours and glory, and it is only appropriate that our alumni share in the joy and enthusiasm of the triumphs that are still to come our way. The OTA is the only defence training institution that can boast of alumni who have contributed on such a broad spectrum to the national endeavour. Camaraderie echoes the association's motto, 'Comradeship for Ever' seeking to strengthen the enduring bonds of incalculable affection that unites a proud and distinguished body of over twenty thousand alumni both among themselves as well as with their alma mater. Indeed, when combined with the power of personalities, these units of resource can together create an invincible medium with unlimited potential.
The OTA Journal is a reflection of life at the Officers Training Academy in all its facets. It presents a record of information, events, articles and photographs pertaining to the courses of that particular term.
Its inaugural issue was published in 1968, after the spate of Emergency Commission Courses ended and regular SSC Course commenced training. Consequent to the Officers Training School (OTS) being re-named as Officers Training Academy (OTA) in 1988 the journal initially named as 'The Journal of Officers Training School' was renamed as 'The Journal of Officers Training Academy'. The name was retained till 1994 and thereafter the journal was named as 'Pratibimb'. Apart from the name, the design of the cover has also changed from time to time.
In Sep 1999 it was decided to revert to the original title i.e. "Journal of the Officers Training Academy " and publish the journal twice a year in the months of March and September to coincide with the Passing Out Parades.