Novices training camp concludes at Indian Naval Academy

October 8, 2016: Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala organised two concurrent novices training camps named ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ for Naval Orientation Course (NOC) and IInd term INAC (B-Tech) cadets from 05 — 08 October 2016.

326 cadets including 24 women and three International Naval cadets from friendly foreign countries participated in these camps spread over four days. The camp was aimed to develop physical endurance, mental hardiness, dedication, more importantly camaraderie and team spirit in cadets under stressful environment.

All cadets including women, as part of the exercises undertook endurance runs, land navigation exercises, obstacle course, small arms firing, tent pitching, whaler rigging, whaler sailing and raft punting in Kavvayi backwaters. The cadets as part of Camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ were divided into groups and competed enthusiastically and vigorously for the coveted Camp banner.

On the concluding day of the exhausting four days camp, the cadets participated in a highly challenging triathlon where the trainees had to participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over 10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run and swimming.

The four day camp culminated with a camp fire at INA. Daredevil squadron won the camp banners for both camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’. Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, INA in his address to the cadets during the camp fire highlighted the cadet’s ability to perform beyond each’s perceived physical and mental limits and stressed on the value of military ethos in the present scenario. He directed each cadet to uphold the standards of personal courage, integrity, honour and stay committed to the INA’s Honour Code.


326 cadets including 24 women participated in novices training camps named
‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ from 05 — 08 October 2016 at INA



Cadets including women, as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ undertook endurance runs
and land navigation exercises



Cadets including women, as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ undertook endurance runs
and land navigation exercises



Cadets including women, as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ undertook endurance runs
and land navigation exercises



Cadets including women, as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ undertook endurance runs
and land navigation exercises



Cadets as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over
10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run



Cadets as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over
10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run



Cadets as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over
10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run



Cadets as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over
10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run



Cadets as part of camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ participate in a difficult multi terrain run of over
10 kilometers in full battle gear followed by an obstacle course run



A group of women cadets preparing to pitch the tent at the camp site during novices training camps
‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ at INA



The vital aim of the camp was to develop camaraderie and team spirit in cadets under
stressful environment



The vital aim of the camp was to develop camaraderie and team spirit in cadets under
stressful environment



The vital aim of the camp was to develop camaraderie and team spirit in cadets under
stressful environment



The cadets participating in long distance swimming during novices training camps
‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ at INA



The cadets as part of Camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ were divided into groups and competed
enthusiastically and vigorously for the coveted Camp banner



Tanzanian Naval Cadet, participant of Camp ‘Rookie’ attempting to sing a Hindi song —
as part of preparation for camp fire



Two Sri Lankan Naval Cadet (first and 13th from left) participant of Camp ‘Barracuda’ with their comrades



Glimpse from an ongoing tug of war match at camp site, during Camp ‘Rookie’ and ‘Barracuda’ at INA

 


Photo Credit: PRO (INA)