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Tales of Glory | Major Sikanderjit Singh Sra: Braveheart who sacrificed self to save fellow soldiers
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Tales of Glory | Major Sikanderjit Singh Sra: Braveheart who sacrificed self to save fellow soldiers

The determination and dedication of the young SJ knew no bounds and in 1981, Sikander joined Sainik School Kapurthala in Class VIth

Has ‘intellectual arrogance’ gripped India’s national security managers?
India

Has ‘intellectual arrogance’ gripped India’s national security managers?

It is wondered whether there would ever be a National Security Adviser in India from the annals of domain specialisation

Tales of Glory | Flt Lt RK Kamboj: Dreamer, achiever and air warrior of highest order
India

Tales of Glory | Flt Lt RK Kamboj: Dreamer, achiever and air warrior of highest order

After Khabbu started flying the MiG-21 aircraft, he soon became the most dependable and indispensable pilot of any squadron he was posted in

Man who instructed 7 Indian Army Generals turns 100
India

Man who instructed 7 Indian Army Generals turns 100

Anand Mahindra shared a video from the felicitation ceremony and said he had goosebumps when Subedar Major Swamy saluted

Tales of Glory | Squadron Leader PK Bundela, MiG-21 pilot who shot down Pakistan Navy Atlantique days after Kargil War
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Tales of Glory | Squadron Leader PK Bundela, MiG-21 pilot who shot down Pakistan Navy Atlantique days after Kargil War

Squadron Leader Prashant Kumar Bundela was awarded the prestigious Vayu Sena Medal for shooting down a Pakistani Naval Atlantique aircraft in August 1999

Fighting spirit: The first batch of 19 women cadets in the NDA that will train for combat roles
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Fighting spirit: The first batch of 19 women cadets in the NDA that will train for combat roles

The first batch of 19 women, aged 16 to 19.5, have joined the National Defence Academy in Pune’s Khadakwasla. They will undergo a three-year ‘gender neutral’ training and will be prepped to lead troops on battlefields

Tales of Glory | 2/Lt Sanjay Gupta: A soldier and saviour who defied self
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Tales of Glory | 2/Lt Sanjay Gupta: A soldier and saviour who defied self

For the brave and selfless act of saving the lives of seven people, 2/Lt Sanjay Gupta was awarded the Jeevan Raksha Padak by the Government of India

Tales of Glory | Captain Sameer Kumar Singh: He flew in the face of adversity for the security of the motherland
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Tales of Glory | Captain Sameer Kumar Singh: He flew in the face of adversity for the security of the motherland

On 7 July 1997, exactly 25 years ago, Captain Sameer Kumar Singh, of 79 NDA and 89 Regular Course, took off in a Chetak helicopter from Dimapur on an important operational mission

Shanan Dhaka: The 19-year-old who topped the NDA entrance exam
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Shanan Dhaka: The 19-year-old who topped the NDA entrance exam

Hailing from Haryana, Shanan Dhaka ranked first among all girls in the NDA entrance exam and was ranked 10th overall. This is the first time the National Defence Academy will admit women candidates

UPSC NDA-1 & NA-1 results announced: Check steps to download scores here
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UPSC NDA-1 & NA-1 results announced: Check steps to download scores here

UPSC has issued a list of roll numbers of the candidates who have qualified to appear for the interview round.

Watch: Video of NDA cadets singing Bollywood songs amazes social media users
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Watch: Video of NDA cadets singing Bollywood songs amazes social media users

In the viral video clip, the cadets can be seen singing Bollywood tracks including Raata Lambaya from the movie Shershaah and Chhaap Tilak by Abida Parveen and a few other Hindi songs

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10
India

In a first, NDA to admit 20 women cadets next year; Indian Army’s intake to be largest at 10

In September, the Supreme Court had ruled that women be inducted into NDA from this year itself, and not from next year as sought by the Centre.

Vice Admiral Swaminathan assumes charge as Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command
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Vice Admiral Swaminathan assumes charge as Chief of Staff of Western Naval Command

A recipient of Ati Vishisht Seva Medal and Vishisht Seva Medal, he has held several key operational, staff and training appointments in his career

'Entry of women can't be postponed': SC rejects Centre's plea to allow women in NDA exam from next year
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'Entry of women can't be postponed': SC rejects Centre's plea to allow women in NDA exam from next year

The court said the armed forces are the best response team to deal with emergency situations and it is hopeful that necessary arrangements will be put in place to pave the way for the induction of women in NDA without delay

NDA entrance exam notification for women cadets likely in May next year: Centre to SC
India

NDA entrance exam notification for women cadets likely in May next year: Centre to SC

An experts group has been set up to formulate the curriculum for women candidates at NDA

National Defence Academy to take in women cadets, Centre tells SC
India

National Defence Academy to take in women cadets, Centre tells SC

The armed forces of the country have to do more on gender equality, a bench comprising Justices SK Kaul and MM Sundresh said

UPSC NDA/ NA II exam application process begins; apply on upsconline.nic.in by 29 June
India

UPSC NDA/ NA II exam application process begins; apply on upsconline.nic.in by 29 June

The admit cards for UPSC NDA/ NA II exam are expected to be issued in the month of August on upsconline.nic.in as well

NDA holds convocation ceremony for 2015 cadets of 140th course in Maharashtra
India

NDA holds convocation ceremony for 2015 cadets of 140th course in Maharashtra

Cadet R Saini stood first in the Science stream with a FGPA of 8.35. From the Computer Science stream, cadet J Tamrakar came first with an FGPA of 8.39

SC seeks response from Centre, others on plea raising issue of excluding female candidates from joining NDA
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SC seeks response from Centre, others on plea raising issue of excluding female candidates from joining NDA

The plea said authorities don't allow eligible and willing female candidates to take the NDA exam on the sole ground of their gender

UPSC releases official notification for online applications for NDA, NA; check at upsconline.nic.in
India

UPSC releases official notification for online applications for NDA, NA; check at upsconline.nic.in

The commission will conduct the examination on 18 April 2021 for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of the NDA for the 147th Course, and for the 109th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) commencing from 2 January 2022.