INS Kar­muk at­tends clos­ing cer­e­mony of In­dia-In­done­sia Cor­pat


The morn­ing of May 27, 2016, was a red let­ter day for the cadets of 90th In­dian Naval Academy Course (INAC). On this day 90 cadets were awarded B.Tech de­grees by the chief guest Pro­fes­sor Ashish Nanda, Di­rec­tor, In­dian In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment (IIM), Ahmed­abad, at the con­vo­ca­tion cer­e­mony held at INA.

Rear Ad­mi­ral M.D. Suresh, Deputy Com­man­dant and Chief In­struc­tor of the academy, and Rear Ad­mi­ral K.S. Venu­gopal, Prin­ci­pal, INA, also graced the oc­ca­sion.

The cer­e­mony marked the cul­mi­na­tion of an ar­du­ous four-year train­ing reg­i­men, wherein the AICTE ac­cred­ited B.Tech de­gree is run si­mul­ta­ne­ously with a harsh cur­ricu­lum of Navy spe­cific sub­jects and an in­ten­sive out­door train­ing cur­ricu­lum. The grad­u­at­ing cadets ac­quired their B.Tech de­gree in one of three streams viz., Ap­plied Elec­tron­ics and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Engi­neer­ing (AEC), Elec­tron­ics and Com­mu­ni­ca­tion Engi­neer­ing (ECE) or Me­chan­i­cal

The clos­ing cer­e­mony of 27th In­dia-In­done­sian Cor­pat (Co­or­di­nated Pa­trol) was held from May 16-19, 2016. In­dian naval ship Kar­muk en­tered Belawan har­bour in In­done­sia on May 16, with the Se­nior Of­fi­cer Com­modore Girish Ku­mar Garg, Naval Com­po­nent Com­man­der, An­daman and Ni­co­bar Com­mand em­barked to par­tic­i­pate in the clos­ing cer­e­mony. The ship was es­corted by In­done­sia Navy ship KRI Imam Bon­jol into the har­bour. Se­nior of­fi­cials from In­done­sia Navy as well as Em­bassy of In­dia at In­done­sia were present to re­ceive the ship. It was a his­toric mo­ment as the first wo­man IFS of­fi­cer from An­daman and Ni­co­bar Is­lands – Dr Shalia Shah, Coun­sul Gen­eral of In­dia in Medan (In­done­sia) — was present to re­ceive the Port Blair based ship. Dr Shalia Shah was born and brought up in Port Blair and is a true na­tive of these is­lands which made the re­cep­tion more spe­cial for the ship.

The 27th edi­tion of the Cor­pat was con­ducted from April 29 to May 19. The clos­ing cer­e­mony at Belawan saw the two navies con­duct­ing in­ter­ac­tive ses­sion on mea­sures to en­hance in­ter­op­er­abil­ity. The se­nior of­fi­cer from the In­dian Navy hosted a re­cep­tion on board INS Kar­muk on May 17, which was at­tended by more than 100 dig­ni­taries from var­i­ous fields. The event was graced by Insinyur Haji tengku Erry Nu­radi, the Gover­nor of North Su­ma­tra, Nengcha Lhou­vum, Am­bas­sador of In­dia in In­done­sia, Dr Shalia Shah, Con­sul Gen­eral of In­dia, Mayor of Medan, mem­ber of In­dian di­as­pora and First Ad­mi­ral Yodo Mar­gowo, Kasarm­bar, Chief of Staff Western Fleet Com­mand In­done­sia Navy. INS Kar­muk with se­nior of­fi­cer em­barked de­parted the Port of Belawan on May 19, on com­ple­tion of the event. The event added an­other chap­ter in en­hanc­ing bi­lat­eral co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two na­tions in the mar­itime do­main.

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