The Inter-Squadron Cross Country Championship for Autumn Term 2017 was conducted at Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala, on July 30, 2017. This mega event, which tests the limits of physical fortitude, indomitable spirit and will power in cadets, was flagged off by Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, Commandant, INA. A large contingent of 586 cadets from the six squadrons of the Academy participated in the event, in which the cadets ran a course of 12 km across varying and arduous terrains of Ezhimala.
Fighter Squadron emerged victorious in the Cross Country Championship, while Cadet Vinay Kumar of Cheetah Squadron secured first position, clocking 45 minutes and 7 seconds.
Vice Admiral SV Bhokare, presented the coveted Inter-Squadron Cross Country Championship trophy and individual prizes to the proud winners. He congratulated the winning Squadron and praised the mettle and stamina displayed by all participating cadets. In his address to the cadets he motivated them to remain focused and confident especially during tough times to achieve their objectives so as to win against all odds.