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NDA Candidate From Maldives Collapses, Dies During Training At Khadakwasla

The Cadet Collapsed During Physical Training Activity

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Raju Vernekar
Raju Vernekar
Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

INDIA. Mumbai: Cadet Mohammad Sulthan Ahmed (21) of the Maldives National Defence Force (MNDF), collapsed during an organized training activity at the National Defence Academy (NDA) Khadakwasla, in Pune in Maharashtra on September 25, Saturday.

Cadet Mohammad Sulthan Ahmed collapsed during training. Despite best efforts, the cadet could not be revived. A post mortem will be conducted to ascertain the cause of death. The cadet had reported to NDA on March 12, as part of the 145 course and was in the second term. A Court of Inquiry has been ordered to investigate the incident”, NDA stated in a press release.

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The Maldivian Embassy has been informed, and a report of the incident has been initiated with the appropriate Police Authority. All arrangements are being made to provide a befitting send-off to the deceased with appropriate Military Honours, in consultation with the Maldives Embassy, the release further stated.

Deputy Commissioner of Police (Zone III) for Pune City police, Pornima Gaikwad, told the “Transcontinental Times” that “As per primary information given to us, the cadet collapsed during physical training activity on Saturday afternoon. He was taken to Military Hospital in Khadakwasla, where he was declared dead. The NDA authorities subsequently informed us about the incident and we registered the matter under section 174 of the Code of Criminal Procedure and a probe has been launched into the circumstances leading to his death.”

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Cadet Mohammad reportedly collapsed during a 12-km (Josh run) training run when a group of cadets was undergoing outdoor physical training activity, on Saturday afternoon. The Pune city police have registered a case of accidental death (AD) pending investigation at the Uttam Nagar police station.

In 2013, a 19-year-old cadet, from Uttarakhand, had collapsed and died during night navigation activity at the NDA.

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The NDA is a joint services training academy of the Indian Armed Forces. It is the first tri-services training academy in the world. Along with Indian cadets, the premier tri-services academy conducts training of cadets from friendly foreign countries.The Republic of Maldives, is an independent island country in the north-central Indian Ocean. It consists of a chain of about 1,200 small coral islands and sandbanks, grouped in clusters, or atolls.


  • Raju Vernekar

    Raju Vermekar is a senior Mumbai-based journalist who have worked with many daily newspapers. Raju contributes on versatile topics.

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