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The National Defence Academy is the country’s premier Joint Services Training Institution which is the ‘Cradle of Military Leadership’. As NDA celebrates its 75th glorious year of its inception, it is a matter of pride for the 144th Course to pass out this year. The 144th course was inducted in the Jun 2020 and today after completion of three years of rigorous military training the cadets passed out in a ceremonial event. The Passing Out Parade of 144th Course was conducted at Khetarpal Parade Ground, NDA, Khadakwasla on 30 May 2023. Gen Anil Chauhan, PVSM, UYSM, AVSM, SM, VSM, Chief of Defence Staff reviewed the parade.

A total of 1175 cadets participated in the parade of which 356 cadets were from the passing out course. This included 214 Army cadets, 36 Naval cadets and 106 Air Force cadets including 19 cadets from Friendly Foreign Countries (Bhutan, Tajiskistan, Maldives, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka, Myannmar, Bangladesh). The cadets will hereafter join their respective Pre-Commissioning Training Academics.

BCC Afrid Afroz won the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the overall order of merit. ACC Anshu Kumarwon the President’s Silver Medal for standing second in the overall order of merit and BCA Praveen Singh won the President’s Bronze Medal for standing third in the overall order of merit. Romeo Squadron bagged the prestigious ‘Chiefs of Staff Banner’, for being the Champion Squadron which was presented during the parade.

The Reviewing Officer congratulated the passing out course cadets, medal winners and the Champion Squadron for their hard work and overwhelming performances. He conveyed his sincere gratitude to the proud parents of the passing out course for sending their motivated wards to join the Armed Forces. He encouraged the cadets to further the spirit of jointness as they grow in service and also emphasised about the revolution in military affairs which are mostly driven by technology ”.



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