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.