TRAINING CAMPS CONCLUDE AT INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY
Training camps for IV and VII term cadets of Indian Naval Academy (INA), ‘Samudramanthan’ and ‘Varuna,’ were conducted from 11 to 14 March 2020. A total of 208 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, rowing and open sea sailing in whaler boats 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. Braveheart Squadron won the Camp Banner for both camps - Camp ‘Samudramanthan’ and Camp ‘Varuna’ for Spring Term 2020. Vice Admiral Dinesh K Tripathi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, INA awarded the camp banners to the winning squadrons.