13 from Navy, 3 from Coast Guard graduate as Observers

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A batch of 13 officers from the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as Observers at a passing out parade at the naval air station INS Garuda in Kochi on Wednesday (July 10).

Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl, Chief Staff Officer (training) of Southern Naval Command, reviewed the parade and awarded the golden wings to the passing out officers. Lieutenant Aman Sharma was awarded the Uttar Pradesh trophy on being adjudged ‘First in Overall Order of Merit’ in the course, according to a defence press release here.

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. Lieutenant Yashvir was awarded a book prize for presenting the Best Project, the release said.

The 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, the release said.