Afloat Naval Training of International Trainee Cadets of Royal Saudi Naval Force Onboard First Training Squadron

55 cadets along with five Directing Staff from King Fahd Naval Academy, Saudi Arabia embarked onboard 1TS ships, INS Tir and INS Sujata arrived at Kochi on 16 May 2023 as part of afloat training with Indian Navy. International trainees were accorded warm welcome by Captain Sarvpreet Singh, Senior Officer, 1TS. An exhaustive briefing on training module and activities planned during afloat training was imparted to the trainees as well as the Directing Staff. The cadets would be undergoing 24 days of afloat training covering various aspects of seamanship, navigation, fire fighting and emergency drills onboard. To provide first hand experience of life onboard sail ship, cadets will also be attached onboard STS INS Sudarshini during this period. The maiden afloat training of cadets from Royal Saudi Naval Force onboard Indian Navy's Training Squadron is a major stride towards mutual cooperation between two Navies.

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