Total 370 trainees of Direct Entry Electrical Mechanic (Power and Radio) course passed out from the portals of INS Valsura

A total of 370 trainees of the Direct Entry Electrical Mechanic (Power and Radio) course passed out from the portals of INS Valsura on successful completion of their specialisation training in Electrical Engineering. The trainees including 20 Naviks from the Indian Coast Guard, five sailors from Sri Lankan Navy and two Inspectors from the Mauritius Police Force.

The DEEM(P/R) course was conducted over a duration of 26 weeks from 18 Mar to 13 Sep 2019, during which the trainees were exposed to a broad spectrum of technology subjects including Basic Electricity, Electronics, Control System, Communication Equipment and Technical Administration with emphasis on practical and hands on training. Apart from the technical training, the course also included regular physical and outdoor training for holistic development of the trainees.

Vice Admiral AK Saxena, PVSM, AVSM, VSM, Controller Warship Production and Acquisition (CWP&A) at Integrated Headquarters, Ministry of Defence (Navy), New Delhi reviewed the parade. The Admiral complimented the trainees on successful completion of their professional training and urged them to sustain their desire for learning to keep pace with the latest technological developments. He also spurred the trainees to be thorough professionals and ensure that the platforms on which they served were ever combat ready.

At the Passing Out Parade, the Admiral awarded the Admiral Ramnath Trophy for ‘Best All Round Sailor’ to Partha Pratim Adhikari, NVK(R), the Commanding Officer INS Valsura Trophy for ‘Best Sportsman’ to Yende Shubham Kailash, DEEM(R), as well as Book Prizes for ‘Best Coast Guard Trainee (Power)’, ‘Best Coast Guard Trainee (Radio)’ and ‘Best International Trainee’ to Poopandi M, NVK(P), Rajesh Kanna M, NVK(R) and Philippe Louis Warren, PO(R) from the Mauritius Police Force, respectively.

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