Naval Pilots Course Completes Training

At a stirring ceremony held at the Indian Naval Academy, Ezhimala, Sixteen Short Service Commission Pilot cadets of the Indian Navy were bid farewell, on successful competion of their training.
The Deputy Commandant, Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, presided over the ceremony and exhorted cadets to be professionals, seeking to excel in all the endeavors in their Naval career. An oath of allegiance was administered to all the cadets followed by 'Shipping -of-Stripes' ceremony. The Deputy Commandant , Senior Officers and the proud Instructors fixed the Naval epaulettes, popularly known as 'Stripes', on the shoulders of all the Trainee Officers, symbolizing their transformation from 'Cadets' into full fledged Naval Officers. On completion of the training at the INA, the officers will now proceed to School for Naval Aviation (SFNA) at Kochi, prior to proceeding for their full-fledged flying training.