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In which year the National Defense Academy was formally commissioned?
A) 1952
B) 1953
C) 1954
D) 1955

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Hint: After the partition of India and Pakistan, both the countries received some funds for their army and military. India's share amount which it received after the partition amounted to almost £70,000 (Rs 14 Lakh).It was decided by the Indian Army that these funds will be used for the construction of the NDA.

Complete answer:
On 6 October 1949, then Prime Minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru laid the foundation stone for the academy. Its Construction was started in October 1949. The estimated cost for the construction of NDA was Rs 6.45 crores respectively.
The National Defence Academy was formally commissioned in 1954 (7 December 1954). However the inauguration ceremony was held on 16 January 1955.
The National Defence Academy (NDA) is the joint services academy of the Indian Armed Forces, where cadets of the three services, the Army, the Navy and the Air Force train together. After this training, they go on to their respective service academies for further pre-commission training.
The NDA is located in Khadakwasla, Pune, Maharashtra. NDA is also the first tri-service academy in the world.
Now we shall look at each option-
A) 1952- It is not the correct option.
B) 1953- It is not the correct option.
C) 1954- The National Defence Academy was formally commissioned in 1954 (7 December 1954). However the inauguration ceremony was held on 16 January 1955. It is the correct option.
D) 1955- It is not the correct option.

Hence Option C) 1954 is the correct answer.

Note:The alumni of NDA includes 3 Param Vir Chakra recipients and 12 Ashoka Chakra recipients. Also, till now there are 27 service Chiefs of Staff produced by the NDA.
The current Chiefs of Staff of the Army, the Navy and the Air Force, all are the aluminis from the same course in NDA.