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Submitted by Anushree Goswami, on December 15, 2019

NDA: National Defence Academy / National Democratic Alliance

1) NDA: National Defence Academy

NDA is an abbreviation of the National Defence Academy. It is the academy of joint defence services training of the Indian Armed Forces. The Army, the Navy and the Air force, all the three defence services of India get training jointly in National Defence Academy. After this fundamental, essential and compulsory training, the academy sends them to their relevant service academies for pre-commissioning training.

The National Defence Academy is to be found in Khadakwasla near Pune, Maharashtra. NDA is the first tri-service academy in the world.

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NDA has shaped a large number of officers who led and fought in every most significant war in which the Indian Armed Force called to action. It has formed and shaped 27 service chiefs to date comprising 3 Param Vir chakra and 9 Ashok Chakra recipients.

NDA Admission and Selection process

The selection in the NDA via a written exam conducted by the UPSC, followed by wide-ranging interviews by the SSB which covers general aptitude, psychological testing, team skills as well as physical and social skills, along with medical tests.

2) NDA: National Democratic Alliance

NDA is also an abbreviation of the National Democratic Alliance. It is an alliance or coalition of political parties in India. In 1998, it was established. During the time of its creation, NDA was led by Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) and had 13 constituent parties. In 1998, this association of alliance came first in power till 2004. The first prime minister of this union was Mr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee who also later on awarded "Bharat Ratna"

Mentioned below following is a list of partners of the National democratic Alliance,

  • Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP)
  • Shiv Sena
  • Telugu Desam Party
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Shiromani Akali Dal
  • Rashtriya Lok Samata Party
  • Lok Janshakti Party
  • Apna Dal
  • Naga People's Front
  • National People's Party
  • Pattali Makkal Katchi
  • Swabhimani Paksha
  • All India NR Congress

There were quite a lot of other NDA partners apart from these parties, but they are unsuccessful in keeping their account open in Lok sabha election. But Mr. Modi show gratitude towards them for their involvement and contribution.

Following is the list of other NDA partners:

  • DMDK
  • Haryana Janhit Congress
  • MDMK
  • IJK
  • KMDK
  • RPI (Athawale)
  • Jana Sena
  • United Democratic Front (Mizoram)
  • Gorkha Janmukti Morcha
  • Manipur People's Party
  • Revolutionary Socialist Party
  • Maharashtrawadi Gomantak Party
  • Kerala Congress (Nationalist)


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