NOVICES TRAINING CAMPS CONCLUDED
Achiever Squadron emerged victorious in ‘Camp Rookie’ conducted for Naval Orientation Course (NOC) and Braveheart Squadron emerged victorious in ‘Camp Barracuda’ conducted for Second term INAC (B.Tech) and Naval Orientation Course (Extended) cadets. 266 cadets including trainees from friendly foreign countries participated in the camps conducted from 09 to 12 October 2019 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 km 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. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to winners and congratulated all the participants.