batch of 13 officers from the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard
graduated as “Observers”, at an impressive Passing Out Parade held on July
tenth at Naval Air Station, INS Garuda, Kochi. Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl,
VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command reviewed the
parade and awarded the coveted ‘golden wings’ to the passing out officers.
Lieutenant Aman Sharma , First in Overall Order
Aman Sharma was awarded the Uttar Pradesh trophy on being adjudged ‘First in
Overall Order of Merit’ in the course. In addition, he was awarded the Flag
Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Trophy for being adjudged
‘Best in Flying’, and also Sub-Lieutenant RV Kunte memorial book prize on being
adjudged ‘Best in Ground Subjects’ and Lieutenant Yashvir was awarded a book
prize for presenting the ‘Best Project’.
officers belonging to the 89th Regular course were trained for 38 weeks in
various subjects including air navigation, flying procedures, tactics employed
in air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and exploitation of airborne avionic
systems. They would tenant appointments as ‘Airborne Tacticians’ on board
Maritime Reconnaissance and Anti Submarine Warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy
and Indian Coast Guard.