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NDA Passing Out Parade in Pune sees 250 cadets march to serve the nation

Major General Raimberdi Duishenbiyev, Chief of General Staff, Armed Forces of Kyrgyz  Republic, Reviewing Officer, thereafter reviewed the parade and addressed the Passing Out Course cadets.

pune Updated: Dec 01, 2017 14:48 IST
HT Correspondent
HT Correspondent
Hindustan Times, Pune
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A total of 250 cadets graduated from the National Defence Academy as they passed through the portals of the prestigious Khetrapal Parade Ground. (Sanket Wankhade/HT PHOTO)

A total of 250 cadets graduated from the National Defence Academy as they passed through the portalsof the prestigious Khetrapal Parade Ground. This included 152 cadets from theArmy, 27 cadets from the Navy and 71 cadets from the Air Force. As many as14 cadets from friendly foreign countries also passed out from the academy. Thecadets are from Afghanistan, Bhutan, Vietnam and Maldives.

Major General Raimberdi Duishenbiyev, Chief of General Staff, Armed Forces of KyrgyzRepublic, Reviewing Officer, thereafter reviewed the parade and addressed thePassing Out Course cadets, wherein he complemented the cadets for theirexceptional drill movements. He congratulated the cadets and parents of the PassingOut Course. He mentioned the pride he felt in reviewing the parade and spokeabout the friendly relations between the two countries. He also made a specialmention of the award winners.

The Reviewing Officer also appreciated the efforts put in by the Commandant, theDeputy Commandant and the officers and staff at NDA for having successfully turnedboys into scholar warriors.

Academy Cadet Captain Arjun Thakur won the President’s gold medal for standingfirst in the overall order of merit. Divisional Cadet Captain Rahul Bisht won the silver medal for standing second in the overall order of merit and Battalion Cadet CaptainShashank Shekhar won the bronze medal for standing third in the overall order ofmerit. ‘November’ Squadron bagged the prestigious ‘Chiefs of Staff Banner’, forbeing the Champion Squadron which was ceremonially presented during the parade.

First Published: Dec 01, 2017 14:46 IST