Pakistani cadet honored at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst

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Pakistan Army Cadet Shehroz Shahid received the Overseas International Medal at Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in the UK, Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) informed in a press release on Friday.

“The award is given for high performance in education, training and physical fitness fields displayed during the training period,” said the Inter-Services Public Relations (ISPR) in a statement on Friday.

British Army Chief of General Staff General Sir Nicholas Patrick Carter who was the reviewing officer at the parade gave Shahid medal.

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Major Uqbah Malik

Cadet Shehroz Shahid has joined Major Uqbah Malik in making Pakistan proud. Major Uqbah Hadeed Malik graduated the Sandhurst Royal Military Academy in 2007 and became the first Pakistani Military Officer to be appointed as an instructor at the British Royal Academy.

At Sandhurst Major, Malik introduced Pakistan’s navigation prize which is presented by Pakistani Army to the best officer cadet in navigation, map reading, and planning.

As a platoon commander, Major Uqbah Malik was responsible to train the British and international cadets in leadership skills, personality development, military training, character building and bespoke officer-ship in order to prepare them for their permanent role as officers and leaders in the cadets’ respective armies.

His students at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst included Prince Hussain Bin Abdullah, the son of Jordan’s King Abdullah and his wife Queen Rania, and Prince Sébastien, the son of Grand Duchess Maria Teresa and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

Major Uqbah Malik returned to Pakistan after spending two years in Royal Military Academy Sandhurst and joined 1st Regiment Sindh to serve the troops fighting at the frontline in Waziristan.

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To his surprise, Major Uqbah Malik’s cadet also sang Pakistan’s National Anthem for him as a tribute. The news was heavily covered in British media as Major Malik said it was a moment of proud for him as a Pakistani.

On 26th March, Pakistan Military awarded eight army officers Sitara-e-Imtiaz (military), 15 officers were honored with Tamgha-e-Imtiaz (military) and 24 were given Tamgha-e-Basalat at Corps Headquarter Peshawar for their acts of bravery during military operations.

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