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 respective service academies for further pre-commissioning training(top NDA coaching institute in Dehradun). The NDA is located at Khadakwasla near Pune, (best NDA Coaching in Dehradun )Maharashtra. It is the first tri-service academy in the world.
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- In the Compulsory Course, cadets study English, Foreign Languages (Arabic, Chinese, French or Russian), Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics, Computer Science, History, Political Science, Economics and Geography. Note that all cadets must take basic classes in all these subjects except Foreign Languages. Cadets then take advanced classes depending on their chosen stream.
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- The Optional Course focuses on subjects specific to the cadet’s chosen Service.
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