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Avinash Chhetry, A Gorkha - First NDA Cadet of North East Won President's Gold Medal

New Delhi/ Dibrugarh : Avinash Chhetry a cadet belonging to the region has won the President’s Gold Medal by getting the first rank in the overall order of merit of the National Defence Academy (NDA). Academy Cadet, Captain Avinash Chhetry of Tezpur, Assam also got the opportunity to command the passing out parade (POP). The son of a paramilitary officer PB Chhetry, it was his dream to join the Army since his childhood. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military School (RIMC), Dehradun before getting into NDA. it's was a proud occasion for Academy Cadet Captain Avinash Chhetry who is from Tezpur, Assam where he has witnessed the Army’s presence and their actions right from his childhood. The son of a paramilitary officer, he dreamt of joining the Indian Army since he was a child. He completed his schooling from the prestigious Rashtriya Indian Military School (RIMC), Dehradun before getting into NDA. 

 Speaking to Sakal Times, an elated Chhetry, said, “It is a proud moment for me and my parents as I have become the first cadet who has commanded the POP and won the gold medal. Since I have completed my studies in a military school, it was not that difficult for me to adjust to life at the academy.” Chhetry said that he would like to join either the Gorkha Rifles or Special Forces of the Indian Army as he wants to engage himself into combat roles in the future. According to Chhetry, the situation in the North East region has now much improved than it was in the past. Upon being asked whether he would like to lead an Army unit in his home state Assam, Chhetry quipped, “Why not?”








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