The Indian Naval Academy (INA) won the Inter Services Officers Training Academies sports meet, ‘Bakshi Cup 2017′, held at the National Defence Academy (NDA), Khadakvasla from 23 to 26 March 2017. Bakhshi Cup is an annual Inter-Services sports meet for trainees of six Officers’ Training Academies, namely NDA, Khadakvasla, Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, INA, Ezhimala, Air Force Academy, Dundigul, Officers’ Training Academy (OTA), Chennai and OTA, Gaya. 57 cadets of INA participated in six sporting events which included basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, squash and cross country. The cadets of INA won cross country and basketball and were placed runners up in football and volleyball events.
The Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala here won the annual Bakshi Cup Inter-Services Officers’ Training Academies’ Sports Meet held at the National Defence Academy (NDA) at Khadakvasla from March 23 to 27.
Informing this in a press release here on Wednesday, the INA said that it was for the first time that the INA won the cup after its inception in 1960. The Bakshi Cup sports meet is an annual event for trainees of six premier officers’ training academies such as the NDA, INA, Indian Military Academy at Dehradun, Air Force Academy at Dundigul, and Officers’ Training Academies in Chennai and Gaya.
The event is known after Major General Ranbir Bakshi, then Commandant of the NDA, who had started it.
The release informed that 57 cadets of the INA participated in six sporting events, including basketball, football, volleyball, tennis, squash, and cross-country race. The cadets won both cross-country race and basket ball and were the runners-up in football and volleyball. The INA lifted the cup with a score of 50 points. The NDA was the runner-up, with the IMA in the third position.
The INA team was given a reception on its arrival at the INA on March 28, the release said. INA Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor Rear Admiral M.D. Suresh felicitated the team.