Lieutenant General Vijai Sharma welcomed Lieutenent General K Surendra Nath on 17 July 11, for the inauguration ceremony of the new Officers Training Academy (OTA) Gaya. At the event the flag of the OTA was hoisted by the Army Commander. This is the second academy for training short service officers for the Army. With this inauguration began the training for the first batch of 130 cadets. Over the next couple of years the strength of cadets will be raised to 750.