Our Heroes

In keeping with the spirit of professionalism and patriotism inculcated by their Alma Mater, the alumni of the OTA have distinguished themselves with numerous honours and gallantry awards. While the PVC and AC awardees have been mentioned already, the list of other awardees is no less illustrious. These include Maj ( Later Brig) KS Chandpuri, MVC to four MVC awardees during OP Vijay viz Maj Padampani Acharya (Posthumous), Lt KC Nongrum (Posthumous), Lt Balwan Singh and Maj Sonam Wangchuk.The tally of gallantry awards won by the alumni is as under:-



Param Vir Chakra


Ashok Chakra


Maha Vir Chakra


Kirti Chakra


Vir Chakra


Shaurya Chakra


Sena Medal


Yudha Sena Medal


 Achievement in Sports

The Alumni from Officers Training Academy have also made their mark In Sports. In 1973, Battalion Under Officer Harcharan Singh was one of the Star Performers in the Indian Hockey Team who took part in the World Cup Hockey Championship at Amsterdam. Later he represented India at 1976 Olympics. He was awarded the Arjuna Award in 1981. Captain Romeo James represented the Indian Hockey Team as the star goalkeeper, at Los Angeles Olympics. In the year 1983 Officers Training School (OTS) Polo Team won the Madras Gold Vase by defeating 61 Cavalry by a handsome margin. The team also won the Grand Kolanka Cup, which has its unique place in the Guinness Book of World Records, as the tallest cup in the world. GC Remit Dagar of OTA won 3 Gold and 2 Silver medals in the National Equestrian Championship held at Chennai from 16-27 Dec 99. The OTA team also won a Bronze medal in tent pegging competition.