Ezhimala: The Indian Naval Academy has made considerable progress in every facet of naval training and could be compared with the best in the world, Defence Minister A K Antony said on Saturday.
More infrastructure projects are in the pipeline which would ensure the best training facilities, Antony said.
The minister was here to review the passing out parade of the first batch of 302 officer cadets of the Navy and the Coast Guard who completed INA`s flagship B Tech course.
Among those who passed out were 23 women cadets of the Navy and the Coast Guard.
Antony congratulated the officer cadets on completing the challenging course along with the rigours of military training. He advised them to treat their subordinates with dignity and character.
Chief of Naval Staff, Admiral D K Joshi, Vice-Admiral Satish Soni, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command and foreign military attaches attended the ceremony.
Located on Malabar coast, INA Ezhimala currently has more than 1,000 cadets.