Novices Training Camps Concluded at Indian Naval Academy
Eagle Squadron emerged victorious in camp ‘Rookie’ conducted for Naval Orientation Course (NOC) and Daredevil Squadron emerged victorious in camp ‘Barracuda’ conducted for Second term INAC (BTech) and Naval Orientation Course (Extended) cadets. 249 cadets including 14 women trainees and three International cadets participated in the camps conducted from 03 to 06 October 2018 at INA. The camps are aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, camaraderie, leadership qualities, physical endurance and mental strength amongst cadets under stressful situations abiding by Navy’s core values - Duty, Honour and Courage. The camp activities comprise route march, endurance runs, land navigation exercises, obstacle course, small arms firing, tent pitching, seamanship evolutions, whaler rigging and sailing, and raft punting in Kavvayi backwaters. The camps witnessed a highly spirited participation by all six squadrons in a challenging quadrathlon, comprising a gruelling 10 kms run through the varied terrains of INA in full battle gear, followed by swimming, obstacle course and small arms firing. The four-day camp culminated with a camp fire. Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to winners and congratulated the participants.