Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.

Stamps on Indian Military Institutions – NDA Khadakwasla -1999.

The National Defence Academy (NDA) located at Khadakwasla near Pune is one of the first Joint Services Institution in the World to impart combined training to officer cadets of all the three services. Its foundation stone was laid on 06 Oct 1949. Among the Alumni of NDA are Three Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. NDA has produced 11 Chiefs of Army Staff, 10 Chiefs of Naval Staff and 4 Chiefs of Air Force Staff. The Three Present Chiefs of Staff of Indian Army, Navy and Airforce are all from the same course NDA and this the second time that all three Chiefs are from NDA. On 30 Nov 2019, the 137th Course Passed out. Colonel Rajyavardhan Singh Rathore who won a Shooting Silver Medal at 2004 Olympic Games is an NDA alumni.

A Three Rupee Stamp was issued on 19 Feb 1999 to commemorate 50 Years of NDA. A First Day Cover cancelled at 1 CBPO is listed. The stamp and FDC feature the main building of NDA known as Sudan Block in memory of Martyrs in Sudan during the East African Campaign.

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INDIA FDC NDA 1999.

Stamps of UNPA Geneva 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

Stamps of UNPA Geneva 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (0.70 & 0.90) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Geneva are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers with Children. The Cancellation also features a UN Peace Keeper with a Child.

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UNPA GENEVA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS
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UNPA GENEVA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS

Stamps of UNPA Vienna 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

Stamps of UNPA Vienna 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (4S & 7S) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at Vienna are listed. The stamps feature UN Peace Keepers providing Medical aid and Food aid. The Cancellation features UN Peace Keeping Aircrafts.

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UNPA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS
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UNPA 1998- UN PEACEKEEPING 50 YEARS

Stamps of UNO New York 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

Stamps of UNO New York 1998 – UN Peacekeeping.

The United Nations Postal Administration issued two stamps (33C & 40C) on the 50th Anniversary on United Nations Peacekeeping on 15 Sep 1998. Two First Day Covers cancelled at New York are listed. The stamps feature UN Keepers with Binoculars and UN Flags.

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UNPA NEW YORK 1998- 50 YEARS UN PEACEKEEPING.
UN PKF NY2
UNPA NEW YORK 1998 – 50 YEARS UN PEACEKEEPING