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NDA cadets excel in global contest

June 03, 2008 13:35 IST

For the third successive year, cadets from National Defence Academy (NDA) have excelled in the world arena with podium finish at an international competition on the Law of Armed Conflict (LOAC) for military academies.

Held at the International Institute of Humanitarian Law in San Remo, Italy [Images], the contest was based on Geneva Conventions and the international humanitarian law, a branch of International Law.

The Geneva Conventions deal with protection of non-combatants in armed conflicts, and on the limitations on means and methods of warfare, universally agreed to by almost all countries, including India.

Chief of Integrated Staff Committee of the tri-services Lt Gen H S Lidder on Tuesday  met the NDA team and congratulated them for their outstanding performance.

Cadet Harshwardan Pathak was adjudged the second best in the individual category and cadet Ritwik Sankrit bagged the second prize in the team category, a Ministry of Defence release said.

A total of 28 military academies from 18 countries including the US, South Africa, France [Images], Israel, Ireland and Canada [Images] took part in the competition.

Khadakvasla-based NDA was adjudged the third best academy in the world. Other members of the team were Cadet Yogender Kathayat and their guide Major G Dogra.

"India is also likely to field more teams from Army, Navy and Air Force academies in the coming years," the release said.  

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