GUTS & GLORY: [DONNING THE OLIVE GREEN]
Training is light and lack of training is darkness. A trained man is worth three untrained; that's too
little, say six; six is too little, say ten to one...
PRACTICE IS THE HARDEST PART OF LEARNING
AND TRAINING IS THE ESSENCE OF TRANSFORMATION
There is no denying the fact that soldiering is the oldest and most respected profession of mankind where the victor re-writes history and joins the lanes of Gods. Whether it has been Lord Rama’s army crossing the unfathomable and gargantuan sea during ancient times or Abhimanyu breaking the Chakravyuh in the Mahabharata or a blitzkrieg through Ardennes 70 years ago or the shock and awe of recent wars, the importance of occupation of land by ground forces has not lost its essence. Even in present day modernised battlefield, it is only the basic military skills which become the deciding factor in the final outcome of a battle.
DEMONSTRATION OF ASSAULT ON ENEMY BUNKER
The Army Training Team at NDA trains the cadets to be proficient in basic soldiering skills to lead a section as part of a platoon in combat. Here in, endeavour is made to imbibe into a cadet a plethora of qualities which makes the bed rock for transformation into an ideal leader and gallant soldier. We follow the battle craft of the past whilst using modern age technical gadgets like GPS, IWESS, and Simulators to give a glimpse of futuristic combat to a cadet and hone his basic skills today which will make him a Scholar Warrior capable of understanding modern warfare in future.
PATROLLING IN PROGRESS
As part of training syllabus, cadets are exposed to meticulously planned and carefully executed service training curricular. Initially a cadet is taught basic nuances of weapon training and map reading till his V term to include exposure to army life by visiting of various gallant Paltans and army establishments.
A FIRING AT LONG RANGE
Further he masters his soldierly skills to include Tactics, Weapon Training, Map Reading, Radio Telephony, Field Engineering, Survival, mental robustness and section level tactics in his VI term. As part of sec level tactics, the cadet is trained in operations like ambush, patrolling, attack, defence and casualty evacuation by various realistically simulated exercises in the jungles and hills in and around Khadakwasla which culminates with validating of all sec level tactics in Camp Torna.
CADETS IN STAND TO DURING CAMP TORNA
To meet the desired training standards a number of new infrastructures have been added in the existing facilities these include construction of a new small arms range, four lane obstacle course, construction of tactical training sheds for outdoor training and establishment of Tactical training Model room at the Army Training Team building complex.
TACTICAL TRAINING MODEL ROOM
Weapon training and Sports shooting has achieved new zeniths at NDA. The remarkable performance of Academy shooting team was seen in the coveted 9th & 10th Gen JJ Singh Shooting Competitions as NDA Cadets outperformed the professionals of operational commands of Indian Army by sweeping the trophy in consecutive training years 2011-12 and 2012-13.
The cadets also study military campaigns and leadership profiles which facilitate them in acquiring the essence of war from operations in past and further they write book reviews and give innovative presentation which enhances learning lessons for future combats keeping in view the instances of past. Cdts are also exposed to different arms of army by training visits which enhances the concept of REGIMENTATION by seeing the actual functioning of Paltan, the glimpse of which is given by the motivation hall of Army Training Team.
“Guts and Glory” greets you at the entrance of Army Training Team with a statue cluster portraying the Battle of Hajipir, victory against all odds, where the triumphant men fought valiantly.
Shoot to Kill: Cadets Mastering Firing Skills at Long Range