TRAINING CAMPS CONCLUDES
Training camps for IV and VII term cadets of Indian Naval Academy (INA), ‘Samudramanthan’ and ‘Varuna,’ were conducted from 11 to 14 September 2019. A total of 225 cadets participated in the camps, which are aimed at developing esprit-de-corps, camaraderie and leadership qualities, whilst testing physical endurance and mental strength of the cadets. The camp activities comprise route march, endurance runs, small arms firing, construction of rafts and punting, obstacle courses, Whaler boat pulling (in Kavvayi backwaters) along with other seamanship evolutions. The cadets also participated in a highly challenging quadrathlon comprising a 25 km run in full battle gear, 1000 m swim, obstacle course and weapon firing. The four day camp culminated with a camp fire. Eagle Squadron won the Camp Banner for camp ‘Samudramanthan’ and Braveheart Squadron for camp ‘Varuna’ for Autumn Term 2019. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadrons.