Pune: General officer Commanding-in-Chief of Army’s Southern Command Lt Gen Bipin Rawat today reviewed the passing out parade of 130th course of National Defence Academy (NDA) here and appreciated the institute for having trained such fine cadets and honed their skills.
A total 312 cadets graduated from NDA as they passed through the portals of the Khetrapal parade ground. It included 211 cadets from the Army, 36 cadets from the Navy and 65 cadets from the Air Force. There were 14 foreign cadets from friendly countries who also passed out from the academy. The cadets are from Bhutan, Tajikistan, Afghanistan, Sudan, Papua New Guinea, Kyrgyzstan and Tonga.
Rawat complimented the passing-out-course cadets for their exceptional drill movements and appreciated the efforts put in by the Commandant and the entire training staff at the academy for having trained such fine cadets and honed their skills. The Reviewing Officer was received by NDA Commandant Vice Admiral G Ashok Kumar at the parade ground.
Academy Cadet Captain Avinash Chhetry won the President’s gold medal for standing first in the overall order of merit. Academy Cadet Adjutant Utkarsh Pandey won the silver medal for standing second in the overall order of merit and Battalion Cadet Captain Naman Bhattwon the bronze medal for standing third in the overall order of merit. The ‘November’ Squadron bagged the prestigious ‘Chief of Staff Banner’, which was ceremonially presented during the parade. PTI
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