The Chief of Army Staff General MM Naravane will review the passing out parade of NDA 141th course of the National Defence Academy on October 29 at Khadakwasla. The chief, who is alumni of the NDA and belongs to the 56th course, as a reviewing officer of the parade will address the cadets and give awards to the meritorious passing out cadets on the occasion.
This will be the fourth passing out parade which will be conducted under strict Covid – 19 norms. The academy had not invited parents, guests, and media for the last three parades due to the pandemic restrictions. The parade marks the completion of the three years rigorous training at the academy for the passing out cadets.
The passed out army cadets join the Indian Military Academy (IMA), Dehradun, Air Force Academy in Dundigal and Indian Naval Academy in Ezhimala in Kerala for completion of one more year of military training before commissioning into the respective forces.
Two batches /courses of the cadets pass out from the NDA every year. Each batch contains over 300 cadets including foreign national cadets.