Life at NDA: Know Cadet's Commandments & Pledge

By Dhruv Kumar|Updated : July 11th, 2021

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the Joint Services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together before they go on to respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training. 

Today we will be discussing the life led by the cadets of National Defence Academy, a place where leaders are made. 

Life at NDA: Cadet's Commandments & Pledge

The training entails equipping the cadets with mental, moral and physical attributes required to cope with the challenges of the future battlefield with the aim of leading troops to victory in conventional, non-conventional and asymmetrical conflicts.

The Three formative years at the academy instil in the cadets a sense of intense belonging, bonding and feelings of oneness with the alma-mater. Breaking bread and training together engender the spirit of camaraderie which in the ultimate analysis forms the bedrock of inter-services co-operation in times to come. Herein are sown the seeds of 'Jointmanship', the new mantra of coordinated inter-services strategy.

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The cadet during his sojourn at the NDA holds many a thing close to his heart. By merging his identity with others, he gains the solace of a herd, the power of a team and the leverage of a group. This attribute of solidarity stands him in good stead during testing times and crunch situations.

The Cadet's Pledge

  • I dedicate myself to the task of upholding the ideals that have gone into the making of this great institution of which I am a proud member.
  • I reiterate my firm commitment to the values and virtues that form the very basis of the corps of cadets and also the Armed Forces of India.
  • I promise to be fully dedicated to all aspects of my training here and also to adhere, at all times, to a code of conduct, befitting my future role as an officer and a gentleman in the service of the Nation. To that end, I shall not lie, cheat or steal and it will be my earnest endeavour to be sincere, hardworking and scrupulously fair.
  • I earnestly pray that I may not falter in the pursuit of my goal and, in moments of doubt, be guided by my illustrious predecessors whose example shall be my beacon.

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The Cadet's Commandments

The Nation:

     The Nation's honour and interest come first, always and every time.

The Services:

     We pledge to maintain the traditions of the three services and keep the 'TRISHUL' always bright and strong.

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The Academy:

     We are proud of the Academy. We will at all times endeavour to uphold its reputation by our conduct, bearing and manner both within and outside the campus.

The Corps of Cadets:

     We are a family. We are loyal to each other. We act as one man.

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NDA Cadet Carrying his fainted coursemate during cross country. Representation of true team spirit.

Truth:

     We will always follow the harder right rather than the easier wrong.

Discipline:

     We will obey all orders at once. We will never leave a task unless permitted to do so by a superior.

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Punctuality:

     We will make punctuality our second nature.

Supervision:

     We will work without any supervision. Supervision is unnecessary when duty is performed conscientiously.

Work and Play:

     We will work hard and play hard. We will keep ourselves physically fit, mentally alert and morally upright.

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Gentlemen:

     As future officers of the Armed Forces, we will learn to conduct ourselves as gentlemen.

Academy Honour Code

"I believe that a cadet must be loyal,

truthful, trustworthy, honest and

forthright under all circumstances.

I will not lie, cheat or steal, nor will I

mislead or deceive anyone.

I undertake to faithfully live up to this

code and to continuously encourage

my comrades to do so".

Jai Hind!

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FAQs

  • NDA cadets get leave for 26 days every 6 months i.e in the month of June and December. There are some special cases including casualty in family, some serious family problem, etc they might get special leave, with the permission of commandant.

  • No, According to the rule book of the National Defence Academy (NDA)mobile phones are prohibited. Officers are there on a regular checking and if a cadet is found with a mobile phone, he would be punished.

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