Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala organised two concurrent training camps named ‘Samudra-Manthan’ and ‘Varuna’ for IV and VII term cadets from 07 – 10 March 2018.
209 cadets participated in these camps spread over four days. The camp are aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, camaraderie, leadership qualities, physical endurance as well as mental strength in cadets under conditions of stress and to inculcate in them the Navy’s core values of Duty, Honour, Courage.
As part of the exercise the cadets undertook endurance runs, negotiates obstacle courses, whaler pulling and sailing in Kavvayi backwaters and in open seas as well as seamanship drills and evolutions.
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 mixed terrain run of over 20 kilometers in full battle gear followed by long distance swimming and an obstacle course run.
The camps form an important facet of the training curriculum and participation in these camps are keenly looked forward to by the cadets. The four day camp culminated with a camp fire at INA. Braveheart Squadron won the Camp Banner for both camp ‘Samudra-Manthan’ and camp ‘Varuna’ and emerged as the ultimate champion in Camps. 
Vice Admiral RB Pandit, AVSM, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to Braveheart squadrons and congratulated all participating cadets in his address.