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Sea Training of 106 Integrated Officer Trainees Course (IOTC) Onboard First Training Squadron (1TS)

May 12, 2024 Photo(s): By X / SpokespersonMoD

On completion of rigorous sea training, a Valedictory Dinner for the 106 Integrated Officer Trainees Course (IOTC) was held onboard First Training Squadron (1TS) on May 9, 2024. Vice Admiral V. Srinivas, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command was the Chief Guest for the event. 99 sea trainees including international trainees successfully completed training from the portals of 1TS. FOC-in-C South complimented the trainees on successful completion of afloat training phase and awarded trophies to the meritorious trainees.

Telescope for the Best All Round Sea Trainee was awarded to Midshipman C. Praneeth and Midshipman P.P.K. Reddy received the Binocular for standing first in overall Order of Merit.

While addressing the trainees, the Chief Guest exhorted them to work hard towards gaining knowledge and understand the marine environment keeping abreast of ever changing warfare and dynamics of tactics, technology and strategy. He highlighted the traits of a military leader who must act with extreme professionalism and empathy towards men while maintaining speed, safety and morale. 'Seva Parmo Dharma' or 'Service Before Self' should always be the motto.

A Divisions was conducted onboard INS Tir on May 11, 2024 which was reviewed by Rear Admiral Satish Shenai, CSO(TRG), Southern Naval Command. The officers will now join various frontline Naval warships and Coast Guard patrol vessels on the Western and Eastern Seaboard for consolidation of afloat training. Asst Comdt Prishita Juggamah from the Mauritius Coast Guard became the first women trainee to complete sea training from 1TS.

Saluting the dedication and perseverance of the 106 Integrated Officer Trainees! Flag Officer C-in-C, SNC, felicitated the achievements of 99 sea trainees, including international comrades, at the Valedictory Dinner onboard First Training Squadron.