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.

INDIA FDC NDA
INDIA FDC NDA 1999.