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Inter Squadron Drill Competition

The Inter-Squadron Drill Competition was conducted on 22-23 Oct 15. The aim of the event was to inculcate discipline and sense of pride amongst the cadets and also as a practice for the forthcoming POP. The Drill Competition was conducted into two phases. In the first phase, the cadets were inspected for their turnout followed by drill movements during the second phase.

The Inter-Squadron Drill Competition was won by Braveheart Squadron where as Eagle, Cheetah Daredevil and Achiever squadrons attained second, third, fourth and fifth positions respectively.

Guest Lecture by Dr P Paleri (Ex DGCG)

Dr. P Paleri (Ex DGCG) visited INA, Ezhimala on 23 Sep 15 for delivering guest lecture on “Origin, Evolution and Need for International Maritime Law”. The speaker enlightened the audience comprising of officers and cadets by covering the rationale behind Lawlessness, Absence of Law and Law. The speaker brought out the importance of EFL (Enforcement Friendly Laws) in complex maritime environment prevalent today. Dr. Paleri also spoke on Killing of Indian fishers by Italian Marines, Exploration of oil in South China Sea and dispute of Maritime disputes.

Guest Lecture by Col (Retd) Ajai Shukla

A guest lecture on "India's Strategic Strengthening through 'Make' Model" was delivered by Col Ajai Shukla (Retd) on 14 Sep 15 at the auditoriums Orion and Ramanujan with an audio video link. The speaker enlightened the audience comprising officers and cadets by covering Defence procurement models under Off the shelf, Transfer of Technology and Research Design and Develop indigenously. The speaker brought out inherent advantages and disadvantages in terms of Strategic, Financial and Operational limitations of each model.

Outdoor camps -Varuna and Samudramanthan

An officer in the Indian Navy will at times find himself/herself in an environment that is both physically and mentally stressful. Even in this environment, he is to lead the men and take effective action. The concept of camps is to periodically subject cadets to such an environment. The camps at INA are an amalgamation of various seamanship evolutions meant to test the cadets' knowledge and resolve in stressful conditions and thus are a true and comprehensive reflection of the ‘applied’ Navy specific subjects.

GOLDEN JUBILEE CELEBRATIONS OF 1965 WAR

A motorcycle expedition has been organised as part of Golden Jubilee celebration of 1965 Indo-Pak war by Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala. The aim of the expedition is to reach out to civilian populace and educate them on the heroic deeds and actions of our soldiers during 1965 war. The expedition was flagged of by Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, Commandant INA at 0900h on the 16th of September from INA.

DEFENCE SECRETARY VISITS INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY

Shri G Mohan Kumar, IAS, Defence Secretary, Govt of India paid an official visit to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala on 24 August 2015. The Defence Secretary was on his maiden visit to the Academy.
Upon his arrival, he was received by Vice Admiral Ajit Kumar P, AVSM, VSM, Commandant, INA. The Defence Secretary was formally briefed on progress of the development of infrastructure at INA and all aspects of training.

FLAG OFFICER COMMANDING IN CHIEF, SOUTHERN NAVAL COMMAND, KOCHI, VISITS INDIAN NAVAL ACADEMY

Vice Admiral Sunil Lanba, PVSM, AVSM, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, paid an official visit to Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala with his wife Mrs Reena Lanba from 17-18 August 2015. The Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief was on his maiden visit after taking over the reins of the Southern Naval Command, who is also the Training Command of  Indian Navy.

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