Indian Naval Academy (INA), Ezhimala will hold its Passing out Parade (POP) for Spring Term 2017 on Saturday, 27 May 2017. 338 cadets from four passing out courses, viz., 92nd Indian Naval Academy Course (BTech), 92nd Indian Naval Academy Course (MSc), 23rd Naval Orientation Course (Extended) and 24 the Naval Orientation Course (Regular), will pass out on successful completion of their training. The passing out cadets include 25 female cadets, of which 19 would join the Indian Navy and 06 would join the Indian Coast Guard. Two International cadets - one from Tanzania and other from Benin - would also pass out on successful completion of their training. Vice Admiral Ravindra Wijegunaratne, WV, RWP & Bar, RSP, USP, VSV, NDC, PSC, MNI, Chief of Srilankan Navy will be the Reviewing Officer on the occasion. This is the first time that a foreign Naval Chief is the reviewing officer at the Passing out Parade of Indian Naval Academy, signifying the warm and friendly ties between India and Srilanka. Naval cooperation between India and Sri Lanka has been traditionally strong, encompassing a wide range of issues, including operational interactions through bilateral exercises, training, port calls, Hydrographic co-operation, capability building and capacity augmentation initiatives. The Admiral has done his Sub Lieutenant Technical Course, Specialisation course in Anti Submarine Warfare and National Defence College Course in India. He was the Defence Adviser at the Srilanka High Commission in New Delhi from November 2000 to April 2004. The parade will be witnessed by parents and guardians of the
passing out cadets as well as a large number of outstation dignitaries. Cadets of Rashtriya Indian Military College (RIMC), Dehradun, National Cadets Corps (NCC) cadets, students and teachers of local schools and colleges have been invited to witness the Passing out. INA’s four year BTech degree course is accredited by All India
Council for Technical Education (AICTE) and is conducted under the aegis of Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. As part of the events connected with POP, cadets of 92nd INAC will be awarded their BTech degree by Prof. Anil D Sahasrabudhe, Chairman, All India Council for Technical Education (AICTE), New Delhi during the Convocation Ceremony scheduled on 26 May 2017, in presence of their proud parents and guardians.