Signal School of Indian Navy celebrates golden jubilee

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Kochi, Mar 7 (UNI) The Signal School, an ISO 9001:2000 certified institution under the Southern Naval Command, kicked off its golden jubilee celebrations today.

The celebrations commenced with the inauguration of a two-day 'Communication/Information Technology/Information Warfare' exhibition by the senior most serving communication sailor along with a retired communication sailor.

Captain M S Chandrashekhar, Officer-in-Charge of School, welcomed the delegates. The exhibition with about 35 stalls put up by various MNC's, showcased the advances made in the field of Communication&IT.

According to a release from the Southern Naval Command today, communication specialists from various naval units arrived to participate in the jubilee celebrations, prominent amongst them being VAdm (Retd) MP Awati, the Chief Guest for the jubilee, and VAdm J S Bedi, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Western Naval Command.

A national seminar on 'Indian Naval Communication&Electronic Warfare' will be inaugurated by VAdm Sunil K Damle, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, tomorrow.

Six professional papers will be presented by naval delegates on topics related to Communications and Electronic Warfare.

Though the School was founded in 1919 at Mumbai for the Royal Indian Marine and commissioned as HMIS Talwar in 1941, it shifted to Kochi in 1946 and subsequently to its present location in 1958.

Over the years, the school has been training not only Indian naval officers and sailors but also naval personnel from Coast Guard and friendly foreign Navies. At any given time, about 450 personnel undergo training at this school, managed by a staff of about 20 Officers and 80 sailors.

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