National Defence Academy (abbreviated as NDA) is a premier joint training institute of Indian Armed Force, it is located at at Khadakwasla (near Pune), Maharashtra. NDA holds great reputation and it is the first tri-service academy in the world. It trains cadets of Army, Navy and Airforce together for three years before they proceed to pre-commission training in their respective domain (academies). Training and studies of the academy carries world-class standards. NDA grooms its cadets on professional, intellectual and ethical grounds.