Gen Singh reviews passing out parade of 127th NDA course

Excelsior Correspondent
JAMMU, Nov 29: Chief of Army Staff General Dalbir Singh, reviewed the passing out parade of 127th National Defence Academy (NDA) course.
Three hundred and fifty five cadets graduated from the Academy as they passed through the portals of the prestigious Khetarpal Parade Ground. Ten cadets from Tajikistan and five cadets from Afganistan also passed out with the 127th course.
General Singh was received by Air Marshal RKS Bhadauria, Commandant, National Defence Academy (NDA) at the Parade ground.
In his address, the COAS explained the relevance of ‘thinking soldiers’ in the present day scenario, yet reiterated that the fundamentals of drill and inculcation of discipline can never be undermined.
He also stressed upon cultivating the qualities of good leadership, honesty, integrity, courage and valour and setting an example for others. He exhorted the cadets towards higher goals, to scale new heights and dare to do the impossible.
Academy Cadet Adjutant Arpit Sangwan won the President’s Gold Medal for standing first in the overall order of merit. A Fly-past by Mi-17-V5 helicopters followed by three Super Dimonas aircraft each in VIC formation and the grand finale by three Su-30 aircrafts marked the event.


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