A VIEW BY THE FORMER PRESIDENT
Vice Admiral Avnish Tandon
The idea of the 16th NDA/25th IMA Association was mooted on 12th June 1990 on completion of 30 years of service by our army members. As I understand that its Bye-laws were taken from an existing Army Regimental Association, The Cavalry Association. A lot of work was done to fine tune the procedures and the association was registered with the Registrar of Companies (ROC) Delhi in 1993. Since then no follow up action was taken to keep it active on the records of the Registrar of Companies by submitting any documents for various reasons which at this stage of our and the association's life need not be gone into. In the last few months all efforts to find the present status of the association in the records with the ROC have drawn a blank or in other words it can be assumed that its records are buried in the vast maze of forgotten and untraceable files of thousands of companies or associations registered more than 10 years ago.
By The Secretary General
On the 12th of June 1990, a course get together was organised in the local Air Defence Artillery Officers Mess by the members from the Army on completion of 30 years of service. It was attended by all serving army officers posted at Delhi attired in Summer Dress No.1 with full medals including the newly instituted 30 years service medal and all retired officers residing in the NCR. It was during this get together that the idea of forming a Course Association was conceived. After some discussion, it was unanimously decided that the association be given the name of "16 NDA / 25 IMA Course Association" and will include all officers of 16th NDA course and 25th IMA course.