Def Min approves proposal to raise 4 more NCC Units in J&K and Ladakh

The Defence Minister of India,  Shri Rajnath Singh has approved a proposal to raise four more (National Cadet Corps) NCC Units in the Union Territories of Jammu & Kashmir and Ladakh.

The approval includes one Mixed (Boys & Girls) Army Battalion each at Udhampur (J&K), Kupwara (J&K) and Kargil (Ladakh), and one Air Squadron at Udhampur (J&K).

Resultantly, in addition to the existing 27,870 cadets, the strength in J&K and Ladakh will increase by 12,860, which is a 46.1% rise.

Currently, the Directorate has two Group Headquarters, with a total of 10 NCC Units, covering all the three geographical regions.

The expansion will boost the morale of the youth in the region, who will contribute significantly to nation building.