Central nod for phase II of Naval Academy

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  1. sathya

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    Speaking about the significance of the Indian Naval Academy (INA) at Ezhimala, A K Antony has revealed that the Union Cabinet okayed the proposal to launch the work of the second phase of INA.

    It was a meeting of the Union Cabinet held a couple of days ago that the proposal to sanction funds amounting to Rs 140 crore was approved, he said. He also said that on completion of the second phase of the work, the Ezhimala Naval Academy will be one of best Naval academies in the world.

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    The INA’s present capacity to train 780 cadets would go up to 1,200 on completion of the second phase, he said. Pointing out that the role of the Navy has assumed greater significance in view of its responsibility to protect the 7,500 kilometre-stretch of the Indian coast, the Defence Minister said that the Indian Navy was playing a significant role in checking the menace of pirates and the looming threat from terrorists.

    Answering a question, Antony said that a proposal to sanction a special package of financial assistance by the Union government to Kerala, as done in the case of West Bengal, was being considered by the Centre. The government in the state had already made such a request, he said.

    In reply to another question, the Defence Minister said that the government had taken no steps to impose any control over the functioning of the visual media. The imposition of any control over social networking sites had also never come under the consideration of the Central government, he clarified.
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    One of the biggest error being done by India is the opening up of a multitude of cadet training institutions.

    What promotes victory in war is the interpersonal relationship between the leaders of all services which allows them to cut through read tape and bureaucracy.

    For instance, the NDA build bonhomie and camaraderie amongst cadets of all services since they train on similar syllabus for the first four terms and live in their squadrons as a single body.

    By having different academies and with little interaction between the services during peace, the same bon homie and camaraderie that NDA nurtures cannot be achieved.

    What the last three Chief achieved is an indicator of the NDA spirit.
     
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    They still go under NDA training before transferred to Naval Academy right?
     
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    Some do.

    Not all.
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Then that does not make much sense. NDA should be like a undergrad school and IMA or INA should be like grad school.
     
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    Absolutely!

    That was the aim for which the NDA was established.

    This concept brought in immense fellow feeling amongst the cadets and they carried this bon homie all the way through their careers.

    Much of the inter services rivalry that one talks about that is the bane of jointmanship can be reduced through training together in the formative years.
     
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    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

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    On the other hand, will India have an India Army, an India Army Air Force, and an India Army Navy, like China?
     
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    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

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    No, NDA enshrines the concept of jointmanship.

    Each service is independent and because there is no actual Chairman Joint Chiefs, this is the only bastion of jointmanship and having folks as Chiefs who have been in NDA together helps!

    But for the politicians and bureaucracy which is fear crazed of the military, thinking that it can do a Pakistan, they do everything to ensure no united focus!
     
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    ace009 Freakin' Fighter fan Elite Member

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    Is that the site of the IN Academy? where's the ocean? I would think that the Academy will have it's own beach with a retired naval ship moored in the waters ...
     

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