Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Eight officers of 69th Observer Course were awarded ‘wings’ by Rear Admiral H.C.S. Bisht, Chief of Staff, Southern Naval Command, at a passing out parade held on Friday. Captain Vijesh Kumar Garg, Commanding Officer, INS Garuda, conducted the parade.

During the 46-week course, the officers got trained in tactics in air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and exploitation of electronic spectrum besides undergoing basic training in air navigation and flying procedures. The officers were trained at Observer School here which is commanded by Commander P.V.G.K. Nambiar.

Lieutenant Abhishek Yadav was awarded ‘Sub Lieutenant R.V. Kunte Memorial Book Prize” for standing first in ground subjects and the ‘Uttar Pradesh Trophy’ for being the best all-round trainee. Lieutenant M. Srijit Menon was awarded the ‘Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Trophy’ for standing first in flying training.