Cadet dies during army training in NDA

Last Updated: Mon, Feb 04, 2013 13:40 hrs

Pune, Feb 4 (IANS) A second year army cadet at the National Defence Academy (NDA) died during routine training, an official said Monday.

The cadet, from Kashipur in Uttarakhand, was a fourth-term trainee and was identified as Ajitesh Anuj Goel, 19.

The NDA has ordered an internal inquiry into the incident.

According to the NDA official, the incident happened Saturday night when the cadets were undergoing practical exposure in night navigation, map reading and field craft within the campus.

Goel was part of one of two groups of 180 fourth term trainees who took part in the night training. He collapsed before the finishing point around 9.25 p.m.

He was administered primary medical help and rushed to the military hospital but doctors could not revive him.

The distraught family was handed over Goel's body Monday. Goel had joined the NDA in June 2011.

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