TRAINING CAMPS CONCLUDE AT INA

#ShapingFutureNavalLeadership – Training camps ‘Barracuda’ and ‘Rookie’, for II term cadets and Naval Orientation Courses respectively, were conducted at INA from 07 to 10 Apr 21. A total of 73 trainees including eight women trainees and two international trainees participated in the challenging 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 comprised of endurance runs, small arms firing, tent pitching, construction of rafts and punting, obstacle courses, whaler pulling along with other seamanship evolutions. On the final day, the cadets also participated in a highly challenging quadrathlon comprising a 10 km run in full battle gear, swimming, obstacle course and weapon firing. Eagle Squadron and Fighter Squadron won the Camp Banner for Camp Barracuda and Camp Rookie respectively for Spring Term 21. Vice Admiral M A Hampiholi, AVSM, NM, Commandant, INA awarded the Camp banners and trophies to the winning squadrons during the camp fire and congratulated all the participants for successfully completing a milestone training activity.