The passing out ceremony of 407 cadets of Indian Naval Academy and Indian Coast Guard was held at the academy premises at Ezhimala in Kannur district today.
They include 339 of Indian Navy, 67 cadets of Indian Coast Guard besides one from Tanzania.
Vice Admiral A R Karve, Flag Officer
Commanding-In-Chief reviewed the parade and awarded medals to eight meritorious cadets, an INA release said.
Congratulating the cadets, Vice Admiral Karve emphasised the need to remain ever committed to the nation and service.
He also asked the cadets to grow with each challenge that they face in their naval career, the release said.
Also graduating with their male counterparts were 25 female cadets from theIndian Navy and the Indian Coast Guard.
Vice Admiral S V Bhokare, Commandant, INA and Rear AdmiralK S Venugopal, Principal, apart from senior officers of the station witnessed the event.
On completion of the parade, the "Shipping of Stripes" ceremony, symbolising the cadets' transformation into full-fledged Navy andCoast Guard Officers, was conducted with the Presiding officer and other dignitaries shipping the Naval and Coast Guard epaulettes on the shoulders of the cadets, the release added.
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