The small arms training for the cadets is an integral component of curriculum. The Academy also houses Indian Navy's only 300 mtr Baffle range for small arms firing. Weapon training is imparted to cadets at Academy in different stages in a progressive manner. Stage I is familaristaion with the weapons and is progressed intensively until the cadets achieves blind fold stripping and assembling of the weapon in stipulated time. Stage II is training on Small Arms Training Simulator (Drona MK -III) where the cadets are exposed for understanding and assimilation on aiming and firing the weapon in simulator prior to firing on the range. Stage III is conduct of live firing at the baffle range. At INA, weapons used for firing are 5.56mm INSAS rifle, 9mm Carbine, 9mm pistol and 5,56 mm INSAS LMG.