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Training Camp Concludes at Indian Naval Academy

Published: September 2017

PIX 6 (1)

Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala organised two concurrent training camps named ‘Samudra-Manthan’ and ‘Varuna’ for IV and VII term cadets from 06 – 09 September 2017.

195 cadets participated in these camps spread over four days. The camp was aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, sense of camaraderie, leadership qualities, physical endurance as well as mental strength in cadets under conditions of stress.

As part of the exercise the cadets undertook endurance runs, obstacle courses, whaler pulling and sailing in Kavvayi backwaters and high seas.

On the concluding day of the gruelling four days camp, the cadets participated in a highly challenging triathlon, where they had to go through a difficult multi terrain run of over 20 kilometres in full battle gear followed by long distance swimming and an obstacle course run.

The four day camp culminated with a camp fire at INA. Achiever squadron won the Camp Banner for camp ‘Samudra-Manthan’ and Braveheart squadron won the Camp Banner for camp ‘Varuna’ as the ultimate champion in Camps.

Vice Admiral Sunil Anand, NM, Controller of Logistics (COL) and Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadrons and congratulated all participating cadets.




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