The cadets will train for three years at NDA, Khadakwasla for the 148th course. The Supreme Court last year paved the way for women to take the NDA test for the first time.
After the Supreme Court paved the way for women to take the National Defence Academy (NDA) exam last year, the first batch of 19 cadets have joined the tri-services academy in Khadakwasla, Pune.
The cadets will be a part of the NDA (Women)’s 148th course, and will report on Tuesday.
These cadets will undergo the same training as their male counterparts and will train at the NDA for three years. After this, they will be transferred to their specific services for further training, sources added.
In November 2021, 1.77 lakh women had appeared for the NDA exam, Minister of State Ajay Bhatt told Parliament. The final list of selected candidates for this exam was published on 14 June, 2022.
According to reports, out of the 19 women selected, ten will join the army, six the air force, and three will be in the navy.