Recently, the passing out parade of the Indian Army Academy (IMA) took place. Many youngsters became officers in different regiments of the Indian Army. Lieutenant Lalhmachhuana is the main attraction point in whole parade, who has become an officer in the prestigious Artillery Regiment of the Indian Army. The special thing is that his height is very low and his physical height is rare in the Indian armed forces. In such a situation, his becoming an officer in the Indian Army is motivating many youth.
His achievement also attracted the attention of Mizoram Chief Minister Zoramthanga. CM Zoramthanga tweeted, ‘Mizoram is proud of his mizo boy Lieutenant Lalhmachhuana, who is the son of Lalsangvela living in North Ramhalun. Lt. Lalhmachhuana has been made an officer in the prestigious Artillery Regiment of the Indian Army. ‘
Confusion about Lt. Lalhmachhuana Height
However, when the photos, went viral on social media, created many confusion regarding the actual height of the officer. Lt Lalhmachhuana said the confusion was created as he was clicked his picture with his two very tall officers of his batch. He also added the two officers standing beside them having height of 6.5 and 6.3 ft the tallest officers in their NDA course. That’s why he looked very short. Lt Lalhmachhuana is 5.5 ft in height he said.
However ‘The minimum height requirement for entering the Indian armed forces as an officer is 157 cm (5.15 ft). However, there is exemption for Northeast, Assamese, Gorkhas and other tribals. The minimum height acceptable for this category of candidates is 152 cm (4.9 ft). ‘