Bridges of Friendship - Royal Australian Navy Delegates Visit Indian Naval Academy

Bridges of Friendship - Royal Australian Navy Delegates Visit Indian Naval Academy

A delegation of three midshipmen led by Lieutenant Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) visited Indian Naval Academy on 25 Sep 16 for a period of nine days. During this period the Officer and the midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy were acquainted with the training aspects that the cadets at INA undergo.

Bridges of Friendship - Royal Australian Navy Delegates Visit Indian Naval Academy

Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant, INA presenting
a memento to Lieutenant Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy

The aim of the visit was to build bridges of friendship between the two navies and experience the training of INA cadets. The visit also gave an opportunity to learn and understand the training processes and philosophy that Royal Australian Navy follows.

Bridges of Friendship - Royal Australian Navy Delegates Visit Indian Naval Academy

Delegation of three midshipmen led by Lt Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy
on a guided tour of Engineering Laboratory at INA

The visitors were given ample opportunities not only to understand INA, but to form bonds of friendship with INA Cadets. They were also exposed to the land of God’s own country, Kerala through visits to places of historical and cultural interest in and around INA.

Bridges of Friendship - Royal Australian Navy Delegates Visit Indian Naval Academy

Visiting Midshipman of Royal Australian Navy understanding and experiencing the Warship Simulator at INA

The Indian Naval Academy also learnt of the training process of the Australian Defence Forces Academy. It was a mutually satisfying and enriching experience for the young Officers of both Navies and reaffirmed the truth that Oceans unite the Nations.

 

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