The National Cadet Corps ()
is the Indian military cadet corps with its Headquarters at New Delhi
. It is open to school and college students on voluntary basis.
The National Cadet Corps in India is a voluntary organization which recruits cadets from high schools
all over India. The Cadets are given basic military training in small arms and parades. The officers and cadets have no liability for active military service once they complete their course but are given preference over normal candidates during selections based on the achievements in the corps.
The NCC in India was formed with the National Cadet Corps Act of 1948. It was raised on 15 July 1948. The National Cadet Corps can be considered as a successor of the University Officers Training Corps
(UOTC) which was established by the British Government
in 1942. During World War II
, the UOTC never came up to the expectations set by the British. This led to the idea that some better schemes should be formed, which could train more young men in a better way, even during peace. A committee headed by Pandit H.N. Kunzru
recommended a cadet organization to be established in schools and colleges at a national level. The National Cadet Corps Act was accepted by the Governor General
and on 15 July 1948 the National Cadet Corps came into existence.
During the 1965
wars with Pakistan
, NCC cadets were the second line of defense. They organized camps to assist the ordnance
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