Bhubaneswar: Ronit Ranjan Nayak from Odisha emerged the topper in the written examination and interview held for admission to the Army, Navy and Air Force wings of National Defence Academy (NDA) for the 145th course and Naval Academy for the 107th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC).
Ronit is a resident of Bachada village in the Jagannathpur area of Bhadrak district. He was preparing for the exam at the Armed Forces Preparatory Institute (AFPI), Kolhapur, Maharashtra.
Ronit’s father Rashmi Ranjan Nayak is working as a Master Chief Petty Officer at INS Hansa, Goa. Ronit has, however, attributed his success to Lord Jagannath, his parents, and teachers at the AFPI.
The NDA written examination was conducted by the Union Public Service Commission on September 6, 2020. The interview was held by the Ministry of Defence’s Services Selection Board. The results were announced on March 6.