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11 naval officers pass out as 'Observers' from INS Garuda

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KOCHI (PTI): A batch of 11 officers of the Indian Navy, including two women officers, and six officers of Indian Coast Guard,graduated as 'Observers' at the passing-out parade held at the naval air station, INS Garuda here last Saturday.

Rear Admiral Philipose George Pynumootil, Flag Officer Naval Aviation (FONA), reviewed the parade and awarded the coveted 'golden wings' to the officers, a defence press release said here.

They belong to the 88th Regular and 19th Short Service Commission (SSC) observer course and were trained in air navigation, flying procedures,tactics employed in air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and exploitation of airborne avionic systems, it said.

The officers would serve as the airborne tacticians of maritime reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard, it said.

Five experienced 'Observers' also graduated as qualified navigation instructors (QNIs) on the occasion.

The QNIs were trained in instructional techniques to be applied both on ground and during flying, as well as provided in-depth knowledge of tactics and sensor exploitation.

The officers would now serve as instructors at the observer school before proceeding to take up operational assignments at various frontline naval air squadrons, the release said.

The successful QNIs were also awarded the 'Instructor Torch' by FONA, it said.

Assistant Commandant Pushpender Kumar Upmanyu from the regular observer course was awarded the Uttar Pradesh trophy, the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Trophy, and the SLt RV Kunte Memorial Book Prize on being adjudged 'first in overall order of merit', 'best in flying' and best in ground subjects respectively.

Sub-Lieutenant Apoorva Sharma from the SSC observer course was awarded all the three book prizes for being adjudged 'Best in Overall Order of Merit, Best in Flying and Best in ground subjects, the release added.

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