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 pre-commissioning training
in their respective service academies.
The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.
NDA alumni have led and fought in every major conflict in which the Indian Armed Forces has been called to action since the academy was established. The alumni include 3 Param Vir Chakra recipients and 9 Ashoka Chakra recipients. National Defence Academy has produced 27 service Chiefs Of Staff till date. Current Chiefs Of Staff of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force are all NDA alumni.