10 Amazing NDA facts that every NDA Aspirant must know

National Defence Academy is a dream of many Young Aspirants as it offers a golden opportunity to serve the nation in the most glorious manner. NDA is a hallmark of global excellence. It is the gateway to enter in three services of Indian Armed Forces, including the Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force. The training and grooming followed by this academy make the candidates smart, hard-working and strong and makes them different from the crowd. There are some mind-blowing NDA facts that you should definitely know if you are a defence aspirant.

NDA is the academy which is known to convert boys into the best men. Do you want to know some stunning NDA facts? Read further.

10 Amazing NDA facts that make NDA worth aspiring:

  1. NDA is the only academy that trains cadets for all the three wings – Indian Army, Indian Navy & Indian Air Force, also known as first Tri-service academy.
  2. Five battalions are made from 18 squadrons in the NDA.
  3. Cadets are awarded a Baccalaureate degree (a Bachelor of Science or Bachelor of Arts) after completion of 3 years.
  4. NDA is considered to be the best for creating “Men of Honour” which serves the highest standard of quality leaders.
  5. NDA was first named as the Joint Services Wing(JSW) and started its functioning on Jan 1, 1949, at the IMA in Dehradun. On Jan 16, 1955, it was inaugurated as NDA and this migration of NDA from JSW is known as “Operation Badli”.
  6. The main building in NDA is called Sudan Block. For building NDA, money was donated from a corpus by Sudan in recognition of the lives sacrificed of the Indian Troops while defending Sudan during the Second World War.
  7. A unique punishment in the NDA is that a cadet is ordered to run with heavy backpacks.
  8. Lt. Col Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore – India’s first individual Olympic medal winner & Wing Commander Rakesh Sharma – first Indian astronaut are the just two famous personalities belonging to an alumnus of NDA. Moreover, NDA has given more than 27 chiefs to the Indian Armed Forces.
  9. “Khaki” colored uniform is adopted for the sense of equality among the cadets.
  10. In NDA, Indian cadets are trained along with the cadets of more than 28 nations.

Aren’t these NDA facts inspiring? These NDA facts are just a few from amazing work NDA does. Do you aspire to be in the most prestigious and honorable academy?

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