Wednesday, 26 January, 2022
TopicNational Defence Academy

Topic: National Defence Academy

Army chief says admission of women to NDA ‘not a big deal’, joint training has raised standards

Common training for men and women officers at the Officer Training Academy, Chennai, which Gen. Naravane himself instituted in 2017-18, has led to improved standards, he said.

As a woman, I never felt out of place in NDA. But there is still much to be achieved

The desire for instant change may seem natural, but the NDA must be given time to make the environment more receptive for incoming young women.

UPSC allows unmarried women to apply for NDA, naval academy exam after SC verdict

The application window will remain open for women candidates from 24 September to 8 October 6 pm, said an official statement by the UPSC.

‘Can’t deny women their right’ — SC rejects Modi govt’s plea to defer NDA exam to 2022

The top court said the armed forces can deal with 'emergency' situations & directed the defence department to collaborate with UPSC for the induction of women in NDA without delay.

Notification allowing women to take NDA exam to be out by May 2022, defence ministry tells SC

The Modi govt proposes to have the necessary mechanism in place for the entrance exam by the time UPSC publishes its first notification, according to the ministry's statement.

Centre says women can join National Defence Academy, tells SC it needs time to implement change

Centre tells Supreme Court that it wants status quo maintained for November exam since infrastructural changes need to happen, top court sets next hearing for 22 September.

Women in armed forces in focus, Army, Navy & IAF chiefs to review NDA infra for female cadets

Visit of service chief will come at a time SC orders allowing women to sit for NDA's entrance exam. As of February this year, 9,118 women officers were serving in Army, Navy & Air Force.

‘Mindset not changing’: SC passes interim order allowing women to sit for NDA exam

The court says NDA’s admission policy is based on 'gender discrimination', adds the Navy and Air Force have been more forthcoming and liberal.

National Defence Academy to add 2 squadrons to address officers’ shortage in Army, Navy & IAF

The additional intake at NDA will take overall strength to around 2,400 cadets. It will also cater for foreign cadets and IAF cadets training for ground duty roles. 

Don’t rush into Sainik School public-private partnership. It can dilute and corrupt

The preservation of Sainik School ‘ethos’ cannot be done without the Ministry of Defence being in control.

On Camera

YourTurn

inequality report

Dear Oxfam, stop looking for inequality in India, go back to distributing blankets

Oxfam India's 2022 report titled makes sweeping recommendations to fight 'extreme inequality', including reintroducing a ‘wealth tax’. Oxfam, leave economics alone.
Bottles of sunflower oil at a plant in Alekseyevka, Russia | Photo: Andrey Rudakov | Bloomberg

India to look at Brazil, Russia for sunflower oil as invasion threat looms over Ukraine

Ukraine is India's biggest supplier of sunflower oil. Any escalation in Russia-Ukraine tension is likely to hit edible oil prices in the country as 70% of its requirement is imported.

Defence

The photo of former PM Indira Gandhi with the three former service chiefs | Photo: Wikimedia Commons

‘Mystery’ brochure on 1971 War crops Indira Gandhi, Jagjivan Ram from images, courts controversy

Both images show the then service chiefs, but the former PM and defence minister is removed from them.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
×