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Defence Correspondents Course commences at Kochi
Defence Correspondents Course gets underway at Kochi
A month-long Defence Correspondents Course (DCC) attended by 30 journalists drawn from a cross-section of media from the country, got underway at the Maritime Warfare Centre (MWC), Southern Naval Command (SNC), Kochi, on August 21.
|DCC Participants with the dignitaries at the inaugural session held at Kochi|
Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command delivered the inaugural address. Shri Sitanshu Kar, Additional Director General (Media & Communication), Ministry of Defence conducted the first session .The course began with the Navy and Inter-Services capsule, which will be followed by Air Force and Army capsules at Pathankot, Punjab. Following a 'Forward Area Tour' (FAT) in the Poonch-Rajouri sector, the course will culminate at Nagrota, on September 21. DCC is conducted annually by Directorate of Public Relations (DPR), MoD for journalists from the print and electronic media, to acquaint them with the nuances of the armed forces to help them become specialist defence journalists. Eminent speakers and defence experts from the three Services, DRDO and Coast Guard among others will share their expertise and views with the journalists on varied military subjects.
A 'Day at Sea' on board a naval warship, visit to Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala and Cochin Shipyard Limited (CSL) are included in the Navy capsule. Senior officials from the DPR, MoD and Indian Navy witnessed the inauguration.