New Delhi: 1002 female candidates have cleared the first examination held after the doors of the National Defense Academy (NDA) were opened for women.
The defense minister’s office tweeted on Friday that “for the first time, 1,002 women candidates are among the 8,000 candidates who have passed the NDA exam.”
It is noteworthy that after the order of the Supreme Court, the government had opened the doors of NDA for women candidates and more than 1000 women candidates have passed the examination held after that.
These women candidates will now have to meet the Service Selection Board (SSB) standards and medical fitness as part of the further selection process. Out of 1002 female candidates who pass the exam, only 19 will be selected for training at the National Defense Academy.
Based on the entire selection process, 400 candidates are to be selected for the next course, out of which 19 seats are reserved for women. Of these, 10 will be commissioned in the Army, six in the Air Force and three in the Navy. This will be the first time that female cadets will be training with men in the NDA course. All necessary arrangements are being made for this at the National Defense Academy, Khadkowasla, Pune.
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