Tech Gadgets Of Indian Army Officers: A Complete Guide

Tech Gadgets Of Indian Army Officers: A Complete Guide

Life in National Defence Academy is no doubt tougher than expected. Rough enough, that last year reported how NDA cadet died during the training. But, still, in between all that nitty-gritty schedule, there must be some source of entertainment for upcoming Indian Army Officers. And, if you think it is some sort of tech gadget like Mobile or Laptop etc. then you're wrong.
Life in National Defence Academy Khadagwasla, Pune is totally different from a normal or entertaining life of a civilian graduating student from X university or College. As a part of the additional information, NDA is also affiliated to JNU (JawaharLal Nehru University) of Delhi.

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In short, talking about NDA Schedule, it looks like this -
  • 2 hours - 04:00 AM - 06:00 AM is utilized in physical training. Drill, horse riding, firing etc.
  • 2 Hours - 06:00 AM to 08:00 AM is for outdoor training.
  • 1 Hour - 08:00 AM - 09:00 AM break is given to the cadet for breakfast and other daily morning activities.
  • 5 Hours - 09:00 AM to 02:00 PM is spending on academics to study bachelor.
  • 45 minutes - 02:00 PM to 02:45 PM is for lunch.
  • 3 hours - 03:00 PM to 06:00 PM is invested in playing games or doing PT.
  • 2 Hours - 06:30 - 08:30 is for self-study.
  • 1 Hour - 09:00 PM - 10:30 PM again, an hour for sports or PT.
But, here are two crucial chunks, a good news and a bad news. Good news is that you'll surely get a laptop in the complete duration of National Defence Academy. And, a shocking cum bad news is that the purpose of giving you a laptop is to directly get above complete schedule and academic timetable, performance cards etc. through LAN - Local Area Network. Thus, simply it's not possible that you visit the city in Pune by taking outpass, get to a Bollywood/Hollywood movie shop with pen drive, ask them to transfer some and copy them back in your laptop.
Even after passing out from National Defence Academy, Indian Army Officers are never allowed to use Mobile Phones WHEN ON DUTY. While off-duty, they can.

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For only 350-400 vacancies, every year, more than 5 lakh candidates appear for NDA Entrance Examination conducted by the Union Public Service Commission (UPSC). Few Important Advantages of Passing Entrance Examination that is comparatively easier than IIT (Indian Institute of Technology) Entrance Exam i.e. JEE Mains and Advanced (Joint Entrance Exams). 
After retirement, as a part of a pension, you get 50% of last month payment, free medical and canteen facility. While at the same time, there are challenges also like Strict Daily Routine, Away From Family, Instability. Job Security is great, even when men are on leave, recession proof and timely salary will be there in your account. Besides, there are also timely promotion and good salary packages.
Concluding that what you read on paper or on various websites is totally different from the first-hand experience of National Defence Academy schedule, training etc. Indeed, excessive use of tech gadgets has also been proved harmful for health cum career. That is the reason, why NDA Cadets are not allowed to have complete access to tech gadgets in training period.


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