Bridges of friendship — Royal Australian Navy delegates visit Indian Naval Academy

October 1, 2016 Photo(s): By Indian Naval Academy

A delegation of three midshipmen led by Lieutenant Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy (RAN) visited Indian Naval Academy on 25 Sep 16 for a period of nine days. During this period the Officer and the midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy was acquainted with the training aspects that the cadets at INA undergo.

The aim of the visit was to build bridges of friendship between the two navies and experience the training of INA cadets. The visit also gave an opportunity to learn and understand the training processes and philosophy that Royal Australian Navy follows.

The visitors were given ample opportunities not only to understand INA, but to form bonds of friendship with INA Cadets. They were also exposed to the land of God’s own country, Kerala through visits to places of historical and cultural interest in and around INA.

The Indian Naval Academy also learnt of the training process of the Australian Defence Forces Academy. It was a mutually satisfying and enriching experience for the young Officers of both Navies and reaffirmed the truth that Oceans unite the Nations.

Rear Admiral MD Suresh, NM, Deputy Commandant, INA presenting a memento to Lieutenant Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy
Delegation of three midshipmen led by Lt Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy on a guided tour of Engineering Laboratory at INA
Visiting Midshipman of Royal Australian Navy understanding and experiencing the Warship Simulator at INA
Cadets of INA and Visiting Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy taking part in seamanship lecture at INA
Visiting Midshipman of Royal Australian Navy undergoing academic classes with cadets of INA
Weapon Training Officer, INA Imparting instruction to the visiting Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy at Weapon Simulator facility
Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy sailing along cadets of INA in enterprise class boats at Kavvai Backwater, INA
Lieutenant Joseph Mckay and Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy participating in Equestrian Training, INA
Glimpse from friendly Volleyball match between teams comprising visiting Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy and Cadets of INA
Lieutenant Joseph Mckay of Royal Australian Navy delivering a lecture on “Training methodology at Australian Defence Force Academy” to Officers and Cadets of INA
Lieutenant Joseph Mckay and Midshipmen of Royal Australian Navy on a herbal trek in an around INA