Navy Chief appeals to graduating officers to serve country with pride

Ezhimala, (Kerala) Nov.26 (ANI): Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral Robin K. Dhowan on Thursday congratulated the passing-out cadets and advised them ‘to serve the country and Navy with pride.

He also appealed to always uphold the five values of commitment and that is to make supreme sacrifice for the nation and navy, physical and moral courage, compassion- towards men and women you lead, credibility- in performance and character and finally to have an integrity beyond doubt – always and every time’.

Dhowan was reviewing the passing-out parade of 330 cadets of the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard and six cadets from friendly foreign countries at the Indian Naval Academy, here.

This POP marked commissioning of the cadets of the 89th Indian Naval Academy Course (pB Tech) and (MSc) Courses into the Indian Navy here today morning.

The passing-out cadets belonged to four different courses of the Autumn Term 2015, viz., the 89th Indian Naval Academy Course (INAC) B.Tech & MSc courses, the 20th Naval Orientation Course (Extended), and, the 21st Naval Orientation Course (Regular). Also graduating and marching shoulder to shoulder with their male counterparts were 21 female cadets from the Indian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.

He concluded his address by exhorting the cadets to always strive for excellence in whatever they do in the Navy and in life.

The Commander-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, Commandant, INA, Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, also witnessed this momentous occasion.

Earlier on November 23 all the Passing-Out cadets took an Oath of Allegiance, at the War Memorial, Prerna Sthal, which was administered by the Deputy Commandant and Chief Instructor, Rear Admiral M. D. Suresh.

The Passing-out Parade was also witnessed by the proud parents and guardians of all successful cadets, as well as by a large number of local and outstation dignitaries, and media personnel.(ANI)

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