Navy plays crucial role in shaping destiny of Nation: Damle

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Panaji, May 24 (UNI) Emphasising the important role played by the Indian Navy in shaping the destiny of the country, Southern Naval Command Vice Admiral Sunil Damle today said the future 'will see our service grow from strength to strength'.

Addressing the officer trainees at the Naval Academy's Passing out parade at INS Mandovi parade ground, Damle said 'India is striving to find its rightful place in the comity of nations and as the economy grows, our overseas interests and demand of energy security will see greater responsibility being thrust upon the Navy.'' Altogether, 74 trainees passed out of the Naval Academy. Out of them, 29 trainees have completed the 10+2 Executive Training Course, while remaining 45 have completed their orientation training programme in the Indian Navy.

As many as five outstanding trainees were awarded medals on the occasion. Academy Chief Captain Suraj Kumar Singh was awarded the President's Gold Medal for standing first in overall order of merit in the 10+2 Naval Academy Course, while Academy Cadet Adjutant Vaibhav Kumawat bagged the Flag Officer south Bronze medal, for standing second in overall order of merit.

Squadron Cadet Captain Sushil Kumar Singh, Asst Commandant Kundan Singh and Sub Lieutenant Chanmeet Singh, were the other candidates, who received medals.

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