Airborne Tacticians for Navy and Coast Guard
A batch of 13 officers from the Indian Navy and three from the Indian Coast Guard graduated as 'Observers', at an impressive Passing Out Parade held on 10 July 2019 at Naval Air Station, INS Garuda, Kochi. Rear Admiral Puneet Kumar Bahl, VSM, Chief Staff Officer (Training) of Southern Naval Command reviewed the parade and awarded the coveted ‘golden wings’ to the passing out officers.
Lieutenant Aman Sharma was awarded the Uttar Pradesh trophy on being adjudged ‘First in Overall Order of Merit’ in the course. In addition, he was awarded the Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Eastern Naval Command Trophy for being adjudged ‘Best in Flying’ and Sub Lieutenant RV Kunte memorial book prize on being adjudged ‘Best in Ground Subjects’. Lieutenant Yashvir was awarded a book prize for presenting the ‘Best Project’.
The officers belonging to the 89th Regular course were trained for 38 weeks in various subjects including air navigation, flying procedures, tactics employed in air warfare, anti-submarine warfare and exploitation of airborne avionic systems. They would tenant appointments as ‘Airborne Tacticians’ on board Maritime Reconnaissance and anti-submarine warfare aircraft of the Indian Navy and Indian Coast Guard.