“Many are calling to get their doubts cleared on age criteria, syllabus, nature of training,” said Colonel Venugopal Nairfrom the Academy, hailing the SC ruling. “It is important that the country gets the most qualified officers, irrespective of their gender,” he added Saniya Ali, a 17-year-old who registered for the NDA exam, said, “Instead of completing graduation and trying to get into services later, I want to try NDA now. I will save three years.
All I want to do is serve the country.”
Saniya’s father Afroz said that he wanted to see one of his children in uniform. “My son will not meet the required criteria as his weight and chest size are less. All my hopes are now on my daughter,” Afroz said.