Career in Defence
A career in the Defence as an officer has always had a place of dignity and respect amongst the youth, though not very high on the popularity graph as a career option these days. Not withstanding the exponential growth in white collar jobs in the last two decades, the reason to a large extent also depends upon unawareness among the youth regarding the options available, service conditions and quality of life.

A student finishing plus two examination can now opt for an engineering career in the Army or Navy through Technical Entry Scheme, which enables him to become an engineer at Army expense before getting commissioned as an officer. No UPSC examination is required for this entry. Besides this the entry through National Defence Academy , Khadakvasla after a UPSC written exam is still quiet popular. NDA provides world class training facilities which include a graduation in science/humanities stream from JNU. It gives one innumerable opportunities to develop one’s personality and cultivate new interests. In fact one can choose from over thirty different extra-curricular activities like aero-modeling, golf, gliding, sailing, wind surfing astronomy and many more.

How to Join Defence:
A graduate can join through the Combined Defence Services examination as a regular/short service commissioned officer. Training for regular commissioned officers is carried out at Indian Military Academy , Dehradun, known as the cradle of Military leadership. Those desirous of joining the Short Service Commission get trained at Officer’s Training Academy at Chennai and serve for a period of five years. On completion of this term he can either resign or opt for an extension for five years or a permanent commission.

A comprehensive guide to the exciting range of career opportunities and their growth propects in the armed forces.

1.  Army: Army makes you a man of character, determination, grit and integrity. It offers a life of challenges and if you are daring enough, this is a vocation for life.

2.  Air Force: The experience of operating in the third dimension is like no other. The Air Force provides unique opportunities to its warriors to be able to keep pushing the barriers.

3.  Navy: If you have grown up with tales of adventure at sea, then Navy could be the career for you. It promises a high quality of life, excitement, prestige and much more.

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