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February 17, 2018
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Air Technical Officers Inducted into Navy & Coast Guard

Published: July 2017


15 ‘Engineer’ officers from the Navy and three from the Coast Guard joined the “Aviation Arm” of the respective service on successful completion of the 55th Air Engineering and Air Electrical Officers Specialisation Course at Naval Base, Kochi. A ceremonial Passing Out Parade was held on the occasion at Naval Institute of Aeronautical Technology (NIAT), Naval Base, Kochi on 27 Jul 17 which was reviewed by Rear Admiral Krishna Swaminathan VSM, the Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command.

Lieutenant Deepak Bamola and Sub Lieutenant Aditya Verma were awarded trophies for standing first in the overall order of merit amongst Air Engineer and Air Electrical Officers respectively. The Director General Coast Guard trophy for best all round officer of the course was awarded to Lieutenant Arun R Pisharody, whereas the Venduruthy Shield for Best Air Technical Project was awarded to Asst Comdt Prasanjeet Nath and Lieutenant Saril T Babu.

Rear Admiral Swaminathan, while congratulating award winner and the passing out course, highlighted the pivotal role to be played by the young Air Technical Officers in ensuring high standards of maintenance and optimum exploitability of state-of-the art flying machines presently in service viz. MiG29K, P8I & AJT Hawk.

The officers have been appointed to frontline squadrons at air stations, wherein, on completion of On Job Training (OJT) they would be eligible for award of M Tech degree under the aegis of Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT).

Captain Yogesh C Pandey, Director NIAT, conducted the parade.




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