Battalions and Squadrons


Cadet's cabin - Home Away From Home

     On reporting to the Academy a cadet is allotted to one of the 18 Squadrons which then becomes his home away from home for the next three years. The Squadrons are named as Alpha, Bravo, Charlie, Delta, Echo, Foxtrot, Golf, Hunter, India, Juliet, Kilo, Lima, Mike, November, Oscar, Panther, Quebec and Romeo. No. 1, No. 2, No. 3 and No. 4 Battalions have four squadrons each and No. 5 Battalion has two squadrons. Each squadron has approximately 100 to 120 cadets drawn from senior as well as junior courses under training in the Academy.






A Squadron Buidling

     Squadron, comprising a healthy and eclectic mixture of cadets from diverse backgrounds and varying abilities, is a veritable melting pot where the bonds of camaraderie are forged. The squadron spirit is inculcated and nurtured through out the cadet's stay. The prestigious Inter Squadron Championship Trophy awarded to the best squadron epitomizes the pinnacle of teamwork and team spirit. The champion squadron has the proud tradition of possession of the Champion banner for one term which is carried during the parade and other sports meets.





Inside view of a Squadron Building

     Each squadron has its own nickname, an individual identity with a richly textured history and mascot. The rudimentary import of the NDA's motto "Service before Self" is first taught in the environs of the squadron, where a cadet learns the importance of putting the squadron's requirements well above his own.









The Battalion and Squadron colours

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1Bn 2Bn 3Bn 4Bn 5Bn
         
Alpha Sqn Echo Sqn India Sqn Mike Sqn Quebec Sqn
         
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Bravo Sqn Foxtrot Sqn Juliet Sqn November Sqn Romeo Sqn
         
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Charlie Sqn Golf Sqn Kilo Sqn Oscar Sqn  
         
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Delta Sqn Hunter Sqn Lima Sqn Panther Sqn  
         
         
         
         
         

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