Kochi, Oct 12: INS Satavahana, the submarine training school of the Indian Navy, has joined the league of elite training establishments that provides training to friendly
INS Satavahana, which is under Southern Naval Command, conducted basic submarine training for officers of the South African Navy (SAN) on the type-209 submarine from January 31, a naval press release said here today.
This has also opened up a new chapter in the role and responsibility of this premier submarine training establishment. The training capsule has been designed for
combat and technical officers for a period varying from 37 weeks to 53 weeks, it said.
The Indian Navy has been training personnel from about 25 friendly countries on a regular basis, it said.
At the valedictory function held at INS Satavahana for the passing out of san officers, Vice Admiral S C S Bangara, Flag Officer Commanding-in-Chief, Southern Naval Command, awarded certificates.
S Francis Moloi, High Commissioner of South Africa to India, gave away prizes to the trainee officers and delivered the valedictory address.
The commanding officer INS Satavahana, Captain T S Ramanujam, delivered the keynote address. R Adm R A S Hauter, Chief Director Maritime Warfare (CDMs) of the South African Navy and other senior officers of the Indian Navy were present, the release said.