Foreign Gunnery Instructors Trained by Indian Navy
A Passing Out Parade to mark the culmination of the Gunnery Instructor - Foreign course was conducted at INS Dronacharya on 03 February 2018. The parade was reviewed by Commodore Simon Mathai NM, Commanding Officer INS Dronacharya. The course commenced on 11 September 2017 with 11 sailor trainees from five countries; namely Bangladesh, Maldives, Mauritius, Myanmar and Sri Lanka. The 21-week course included a scientific orientation phase followed by basic phase to introduce the trainees to gunnery and missile warfare, an instructional phase to expose them to instructional techniques and an equipment phase consisting of training on weapon and sensor systems. MD Faruk Hossain, Petty Officer from Bangladesh stood first in the overall order of merit and was awarded the Flag Officer Commanding-in- Chief South Rolling Trophy and Book Prize. Jewootah Premlall, Corporal of Mauritius stood second and was awarded a book Prize.
Commanding Officer INS Dronacharya Reviewing the Parade
MD Faruk Hossain from Bangladesh Being Presented Trophy for Standing First in Overall Order of Merit
Jewootah Premlall, Corporal from Mauritius Being Presented Book Prize for Standing Second in Overall Order of Merit