A total of 1,77,654 applications have been received from female candidates for the National Defence Academy and necessary infrastructure and facilities for training of female candidates are in place.
NDA (II) – 2021, Total Number of applications received – 5,75,856. The total number of applications received from female candidates – 1,77,654. Necessary infrastructure and facilities for the training of female candidates are in place.
Medical standards have been notified in the UPSC notification. Physical standards will be finalized before the commencement of training.
There was no restriction on the number of female applicants who could apply for the 2021 National Defence Academy Examination.
This information was given by Raksha Rajya Mantri Shri Ajay Bhatt in a written reply to Dr. Amar Patnaik in Rajya Sabha today.
On October 29, Indian Army chief Gen MM Naravane had said in Pune that the entry of woman cadets in the NDA was the first step towards gender equality in the armed forces.
Gen Naravane said that the training for woman cadets will be at par with their men counterparts but that would be a little different. He had further added that 40 years down the line there could be a woman officer on his post.