Navy's Airborne Tacticians Complete Training

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Passing Out Ceremony Held at Kochi for

Navy's Airborne Tacticians

Eleven Officers of the Indian Navy, four from Indian Coast Guard and one officer each from Bangladesh and Sri Lankan Navy graduated from the portals of Observer School, at Naval Base Kochi on 19 Feb 13. The freshly graduated Observers, also called Air Borne Tacticians were awarded ‘Wings’ at an impressive Passing out Parade by Rear Admiral Balvinder Singh Parhar, Flag Officer Naval Aviation. The graduating course comprising of 12 men and 05 women officers were trained in Tactics employed in Air Warfare, Anti Submarine Warfare, Electronic Warfare and Communications in addition to basic Air Navigation and flying procedures.

Lieutenant Commander Umesh Singh receiving the Uttar Pradesh Trophy from Rear Admiral BS Parhar

Lieutenant Commander Umesh Singh was awarded Uttar Pradesh Trophy and the Flag Officer Commanding in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command rolling trophy for being adjudged first in overall order of merit and standing first in flying. Lieutenant MK Singh was awarded the Sub Lt RV Kunte Memorial book prize for standing first in ground subjects. Asst. Commandant Neetu Singh Bartwal was adjudged first in overall order of merit and best in ground subjects from amongst the Short Service Commission Officers. Asst. Commandant Gunjan Shukla was adjudged best in flying. Lieutenant MD Moinul Haque Khan of Bangladesh Navy was adjudged the best foreign trainee observer. Captain Himanshu Sapre, the Commanding Officer, of INS Garuda conducted the Parade. Commander Vijayant Singh, the Officer in Charge of the Observer School and several senior Navy Officers witnessed the event.