Young gem from Pakistan Army shines abroad | Talha Zahid awarded with “Sword of Honour” at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst


A young Pakistani cadet won the prestigious “Sword of Honour” for overseas cadets at the annual Sovereign’s Parade at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst here.

Officer Cadet Muhammad Talha Zahid from Pakistan Army attended the academy during 2011/12 along with cadets from well over 30 countries.

“I am the 5th Pakistani cadet to have achieved this honour since Pakistan Military Academy started sending its graduates here. I am thankful to my trainers and my family for all the encouragement they have provided. I am honoured that I was able to win this for Pakistan.” 

Not only this, Talha Zahid also became the first ever cadet here for a single year to have also won awards in the categories of :
  1. The Best Student (Best in Over all Academics)
  2. The Best in Defence Studies T
  3. he Best in International Affairs Studies.

The second Pakistani Officer Cadet was Waleed Bashir whose Regiment was declared the best.  
“I am honoured that I was able to attend the prestigious Sandhurst Academy. The experience was brilliant and we were able to meet cadets from all over the world. Every cadet seemed very impressed with the professionalism Pakistan army exhibits. Pakistan’s recognition this year is testimony to the fact that Pakistan Army is one of the best armies in the world.”
Waleed Bashir’s parents travelled from Bagh Azad Kashmir especially for this occasion said;   “We are overjoyed that Pakistan has won the Sword of Honour this year.”